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 … Read more
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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 … Read more
General André Cox is calling for the worldwide Salvation Army to join him in echoing the call of Pope Francis for an end to world hunger. The General says: ‘It is clear from the response of the media and from … Read more
Although rural poverty is no better or worse than urban poverty, there are unique challenges. Rural residents face social isolation and higher transportation costs, which create burdens related to obtaining food. Not surprisingly more rural households access food banks when … Read more
Toronto, ON May 1, 2012 – For the second consecutive year, The Salvation Army is announcing May as Dignity Month, and is releasing a report, “Canada Speaks 2012: Mental Health, Addictions and the Roots of Poverty.” The report reveals perceptions … Read more
Polling reveals societal views surrounding poverty.
From beef to coffee, and pasta and potatoes, food inflation has persisted. According to The Globe and Mail high food prices are here to stay. How do you manage when the price of food goes up? And, when food suddenly … Read more
On September 29, 30 CEOs in Winnipeg slept outdoors at Portage and Main to raise funds and awareness of what life on the street is like. Armed with toques and sleeping bags, the group raised funds for its Downtown BIZs … Read more
During the Thanksgiving holiday season, The Salvation Army is calling on Canadians to consider donating money or volunteering their time.
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