More than 20 years ago the House of Commons pledged to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000. But the promised poverty elimination or plans never materialized. A 2012 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Canada
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We went out on the street to ask Canadians: Are we doing enough about youth poverty?
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.