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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In Canada, 3.2 million people live in low income, including 634,000 children. Furthermore, reports state that in London, Ontario, one of every five children born today will live in poverty. (The Child and Youth Network 2009 Report)
It has been stated that poverty is the root cause that puts dignity out of reach. And, The Salvation Army believes that dignity is a fundamental right for all.
The Territorial Commander speaks on homelessness and poverty.