Poverty In Canada Research Paper

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Bailey Adnam
Mr Atchison
Poverty in Canada
I chose to write my essay on poverty in Canada. There is no measure of poverty officially in Canada. Statistics Canada reports that 14.9 per cent of Canadians are poor or have low income (Ex. They make less than half the median income.) In Canada 200,000 people are homeless in a year, Ontario Association of Food Banks found that poverty is costing the government about $30 billion a year. Also 1 in 7 (or 4.8 million) people in Canada are living in poverty. In 2008, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development or (OECD) said that poverty has been rising at a steady rate in Canada since the mid-1990s. I believe the main reason poverty should be helped because it costs everyone
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As many as 200,000 Canadians will experience homelessness each year and on any given night, about 30,000 Canadians are homeless. Any way you try to measure poverty in Canada, certain groups are worse than others this including Aboriginal Canadians that make about 30 percent less than the rest of Canadians this was found by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Also more groups likely to be affected by poverty include lone parents, new immigrants to Canada, people with disabilities and seniors as Statistics Canada has said. Even for any one individual, poverty is not easy or straight-forward to explain and at the national level, the causes of poverty are even more complicated and hard to solve. But poverty can also come from structural problems. Structures, laws and policies should to be changed. Examples are the affordability of housing, the sufficiency of employment insurance, access to healthcare, education and training, and the lack of living wages from…show more content…
Work Cited

Top 10 Reasons Why Poverty Must Be Eliminated in Canada - Canada Without Poverty http://www.cwp-csp.ca/2014/08/top-10-reasons-why-poverty-must-be-eliminated-in-canada/ Eliminating Poverty - Green Party of Canada http://www.greenparty.ca/en/policy/vision-green/people/poverty Poverty in Canada - By: CPJ on April 29th 2008 http://www.cpj.ca/poverty-canada-2 Half of First Nations Children Live in Poverty - By: Amber Hildebrandt on June 19th 2013 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/half-of-first-nations-children-live-in-poverty-1.1324232 Canada Overall - Statistics Canada on May 2nd 2013 http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75f0002m/2012001/summary-sommaire-eng.htm Three Ways to End Poverty in Canada - By: David Cooper on January 5th 2015

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