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SDG 1: No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

Eradicating poverty is not a task of charity. It is an act of justice and the key to unlocking enormous human potential. Still, nearly half of the world’s population lives in poverty, and lack of food and clean water is killing thousands every single day of the year. Together, we can feed the hungry, wipe out disease and give everyone in the world a chance to prosper and live a productive and rich life.

SDG 1: No Poverty
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Osgoode Hall Law School legal clinics support communities 

Pictured here: Osgoode Hall Law School on York University’s Keele Campus. 

Students at Osgoode Hall Law School make legal assistance available to lower-income Toronto-area residents through their practicums at Parkdale Community Legal Services and the Community Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP). Both clinics are funded by Legal Aid Ontario and serve local communities by addressing issues related to immigration, housing and violence. With oversight from supervising lawyers, students take up cases, meet with clients, research and prepare submissions, and appear in court. At Parkdale, students also become involved in social justice advocacy as a way to promote systemic change.



publications relevant to SDG 1



programs relevant or related to SDG 1

Host of the Canadian
Observatory on Homelessness
and the Homelessness Hub
led by York faculty


of publications co-authored with international institutions 


students are first in their family to attend university


York's TD Community Engagement Centre promotes social inclusion
Improving Black futures by meeting students' needs