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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