ZoomerNews

TORONTO LEADS IN CHILDREN LIVING IN POVERTY

A new report says Toronto has the highest percentage of children living in poverty – of any large city in Canada.

“Divided City; Life in Canada’s Child Poverty Capital,” says of 133,000 children in Toronto – 27 per cent were living in low-income families in 2014 – the year the data was collected.

A coalition of groups including the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto issued the report – as the city weighs up to $600 million in cuts to programs and services – such as community housing, transit and student nutrition.

It says racialized families, new immigrant families, single-parent families and families with disabilities are up to three times more likely to live in poverty.

Only half of children in families with an annual income of less than $30,000 were found to participate in out-of-school art or sports programs – compared with 93 per cent of students in families with an income of $100,000 or more.

The post TORONTO LEADS IN CHILDREN LIVING IN POVERTY appeared first on Zoomer Radio AM740.

Listen on the Go

Download Apps
Download Apps
Download Apps
Request
Karley
Anti Noise Pollution
Film Reviews with Marc Glassman
Request
Sister Station - Zoomer Radio

Recently Played