Tag Archives: Poverty

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty with Words

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

Canada’s Changing Face of Poverty

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

Differences Between Rural and Urban Poverty

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

Is Canada Ready To Solve Poverty?

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