The public cost of poverty in Canada is easily $25 billion a year, and climbing. A new report from the National Council of Welfare suggests that the government could save billions of dollars by tackling the roots of poverty. The … Read more
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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)
All political parties recently signed onto a House of Commons report laying out recommendations for reducing poverty in Canada—but all disagree about how. It’s reassuring that Canadians believe poverty is an important issue facing the country today. However, in a … Read more
British Columbians are more inclined than most Canadians to be sympathetic to the poor and to believe governments should support those on low incomes. An Angus Reid poll conducted for the Salvation Army suggests British Columbians are eager to address … Read more
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.
This year, through a series of true and false questions, The Salvation Army is releasing data to illustrate the public’s perception on homelessness and poverty. By releasing this data, our goal is to illustrate the realities, and lay to rest … Read more