Monday, December 6, 2021
News

1.3 mn Canadian children live in poverty

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Ottawa | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
More than 1.3 million Canadian children, or 17.7 per cent, live in poverty, according to an annual report issued by Campaign 2000.

That is a pretty significant number of kids who are suffering from the harm and effects of missing meals, not having the right kinds of clothes and parents working really long hours.

Using the latest data available from 2019, the Campaign 2000 report issued on Wednesday paints a stark picture of income, health, social inequalities and deepening levels of child and family poverty.

It shows data that suggest poverty reduction has declined and in some parts of Canada, poverty has increased. In fact, children are living in deeper poverty, Xinhua news agency reported.

The report finds disproportionately higher rates of child poverty among communities marginalised by systemic barriers.

The highest child poverty rate in Canada is in Nunavut territory, at 34.4 per cent. Manitoba province, with a rate of 28.4 per cent, is the highest of any province.

The report urges the Canadian government to take bolder and more decisive action to protect children.

The report is based on the most recently available tax data, which is from 2019.

--IANS int/sks

( 204 Words)

2021-11-25-12:18:03 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
Death toll from Indonesia volcano erupti...
Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 yrs in jail...
India, Bangladesh will cooperate increas...
Iran urges nuclear deal parties to decid...
PM Modi, Russian President hold annual s...
COVID-19: Fiji confirms two cases of Omi...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Sharad Pawar to chair NCP's national exe...
Nifty ends 6-month winning streak in Nov...
Omicron fears: K'taka Minister hints at ...
India becomes booming market for hospita...
Maha 'honour killing': Youth chops siste...
Kamal Haasan urges party cadres to work ...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
India, Russia sign record MoUs and ... 
BTS members create solo Instagram h... 
J-K: Fresh snowfall in Gulmarg brin... 
Resolve issues of water board emplo... 
Urvashi Rautela to be a panellist a... 
Man City's Kevin De Bruyne to start... 
Six people, including 3 Nigerian na... 
ISL: Bagan shocked again as Jamshed...