Health Providers Against Poverty is an alliance of health care providers who came together in 2005 to participate in a campaign to prescribe extra funds to low income Ontarians living on social assistance through what came to be known as the “special diet campaign”. We have since grown to have a network of several hundred providers as well as provincial chapters in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Laborador.

As health care providers, we recognize that poverty is the one of the most significant risk factors for poor health.  Through advocacy, education, and patient care, we are working to eliminate poverty and reduce health inequities in Canada.

HPAP Ontario Constitution & Bylaws – April 16 2017

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  1. The Runnymede shelter was proposed by the City 2 years ago to provide 100 beds. After the neighbours and the Councillor objected, the City compromised at 50 beds which will open in the 3rd quarter of 2018. At this rate we will need 10 to 20 shelter locations. When the neighbours object, supporters will need to speak out. Sign up at yesinmybackyard.ca.


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