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 people to 1,195,000 in 2011. And in 2011, 35,000 more single-parent families lived in poverty than in 2010.
Poverty trends change over time and some Salvation Army centres are seeing a changing face in the people they serve. In Saskatchewan more young [...]