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5 Surprising Facts about Poverty

Approximately three million Canadians, or one in 11 people, live in poverty. Here are five facts that may surprise you about poverty. 1.       Poverty hurts your ability to think. Poverty itself taxes the brain and reduces cognitive function by about

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty with Words

Poverty and literacy are closely connected. A low literacy level leads to a lack of education and poor paying jobs, perpetuating the vicious cycle of poverty. According to the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network, adults functioning at low literacy levels

Canada’s Changing Face of Poverty

Poverty shouldn’t exist in a country as wealthy as Canada. Even having a job doesn’t guarantee people freedom from poverty. According to Statistics Canada, the number of unattached working-age adults living in poverty has doubled since 1981, increasing from 538,000

Differences Between Rural and Urban Poverty

Although rural poverty is no better or worse than urban poverty, there are unique challenges. Rural residents face social isolation and higher transportation costs, which create burdens related to obtaining food. Not surprisingly more rural households access food banks when

The Unsettling Costs of Poverty

Money manager Marc Hamel tells us that poverty hurts us in ways we might not think. The poorest of the poor die 21 years earlier than the rich. Someone in the lowest category of income earning will use the health-care

The Fight Against Poverty Deserves Your Personal Attention

Today, approximately three million Canadians, or one in 11 people, live in poverty. The Salvation Army recognizes that poverty is a critical issue, and that everyone has a right to access basic necessities such as nutritious food, health care, education

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