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Poverty in Canada

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5.8 million people in Canada
live in poverty
That’s 16.8% OR 1 in 6 people
Canada put in place its first national poverty reduction strategy, Opportunity for All, in August 2018.

Cities tied for highest poverty rates:

Vancouver and Toronto

Windsor, Ont., and Abbotsford-Mission, B.C.

Poverty rates among key demographics

Children in lone-parent families
Indigenous peoples
Racialized people
Source: Poverty Trends 2018, Citizens for Public Justice.

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