Bill, I agree with so much of your post. "For Canadians to feel a real sense of collective ownership, the government needs to step back and ‘hand over the keys’ to the PRS" "In fact, it means empowering Canadians to hold government to account over the sustained period required to reverse the current course" But I disagree that we need a population level, national strategy. Poverty lives in the community and needs a community level plan and action. Inequality, poverty, and equity have different faces in each neighbourhood. We are all complicit and culpable but my contribution will have the greatest impact through my decision to step forward and do what I can in Calgary or more specifically in Inglewood. If we all embrace generousity rather than charity we can lead the way to significant change for many.