October 27, 2017
So what does poverty look like in Canada in 2017? Well, the Citizens for Public Justice has come up with its latest poverty trends report which indicates we have some work to do in this country.
The reality is that most adults living in poverty are employed, but they are often overlooked and have limited policy supports.
People with disabilities are highly vulnerable to poverty, particularly those facing multiple discriminations.
Over 43 per cent of those living in poverty are children from single parent families and are most often female-led.
Some of our highest poverty rates shamefully continue to be among Indigenous people who are part of the continuous legacy of colonization.