The Poverty Tool provides specific resources to help family physicians and other health care providers screen for, and respond to, poverty concerns in their patients. It is designed for quick and intuitive use in your day-to-day practice.

Originally created by the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) for use in Ontario, the Poverty Tool was adapted for use in BC by the CFPC with support from the Kootenay Boundary Department of Family Practice. The BC version of the Poverty Tool incorporates local resources and supports.