One in seven Canadian children live in poverty.

A newly released report by the Conference Board of Canada is bringing much-needed attention to a sad reality:

  • One in seven Canadian children live in poverty.
  • The 2008-09 financial crisis and recession increased the share of people in low income; elderly and working-age Canadians were most affected.

Read the Conference Board of Canada report here.

Poverty is not inevitable.  There are many ways we can work to reduce and even eliminate poverty.  Check out Poverty Free Saskatchewan and the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership for more information about making change right here in our community.

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