October 1, 2016
Get a job. It seems so obvious, such an easy answer to poverty. But it’s funny how things work sometimes.
Young, single moms, for instance. . . They are among Londoners most likely to be living in poverty. See, it’s tough to get a job, if you don’t have child care. But then, how do you pay for child care if you don’t have a job?
People with disabilities or mental health issues – they fall into another demographic likely to be living in poverty. For people with certain disabilities – those who receive Ontario Disability Support Payments, which work out to less than $14,000 a year — work may not be an option