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This is How Poverty in Canada Looks Like!

Written by MKTLIST Blog Team Published On : June 21, 2018 1756
This is How Poverty in Canada Looks Like!

Almost five million individuals in Canada – that is one out of each seven people – right now live in neediness. Neediness is a far-reaching issue over the nation and the world, yet a group of people, for example, individuals living with inabilities, single guardians, elderly people, youth, and racialized networks are more susceptible. The impacts of neediness can affect the various parts of a man's life, including sustenance security, wellbeing, and lodging. This is how poverty in Canada looks like.

Statistical Data about Poverty in Canada:

  • ·         1 in 7 (or 4.9 million) people in Canada live in poverty.
  • ·         In Edmonton, 1 in 8 individuals are currently living in poverty.
  • ·         Poverty costs Canada as a whole between $72 billion and $84 billion annually; Ontarians pay $2,299 – $2,895 per year, while British Columbians pay over $2,100 per year.
  • ·         Precarious employment has increased by nearly 50% over the past two decades.
  • ·         Between 1980 and 2005, the average earnings among the least wealthy Canadians fell by 20%.
  • ·         Over the past 25 years, Canada’s population has increased by 30% and yet annual national investment in housing has decreased by 46%.
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Poverty and Demographics:

Marginalized Communities:

  • ·         People living with disabilities (both mental and physical) are twice as likely to live below the poverty line.
  • ·         Nearly 15% of people with disabilities live in poverty, 59% of which are women.
  • ·         Estimates place the number of homeless individuals living with a disability or mental illness as high as 45% of the overall homeless population.
  • ·         Children with disabilities are twice as likely to live in households relying on social assistance
  • ·         21% of single mothers in Canada raise their children while living in poverty (7% of single fathers raise their children in poverty).
  • ·         Women parenting on their own enter shelters at twice the rate of two-parent families.
  • ·         Indigenous Peoples (including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples) are overrepresented among the homeless population in virtually all urban centers in Canada.
  • ·         28%-34% of shelter users are Indigenous.
  • ·         1 in 5 racialized families live in poverty in Canada, as opposed to 1 in 20 non-racialized families.
  • ·         Racialized women living in poverty were almost twice as likely to work in manufacturing jobs than other women living in poverty.
  • ·         Overall, racialized women earn 32% less at work.
  • ·         Nearly 15% of elderly single individuals live in poverty.
  • ·         Nearly 2 million seniors receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement, and live on about $17,000 per year. However, the most basic standard of living in Canada is calculated at $18,000 per year for a single person
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Child Poverty:

  • ·         In Canada, 1.3 million children live in conditions of poverty (that’s 1 in 5).
  • ·         1 in 2 Status First Nations children lives in poverty.
  • ·         8% of children in British Columbia live in poverty with children under the age of 6 representing an even higher poverty rate of 20.1% (both are higher than the national average of 18.5%)
  • ·         1 in 5 Edmontonian children (under the age of 18) live in poverty, which increases to 1 in 3 children in single-parent families.
  • ·         40% of Indigenous children in Canada live in poverty, and 60% of Indigenous children on reserves live in poverty.
  • ·         More than one-third of food bank users across Canada were children in 2016.
  • ·         About 1 in 7 of those using shelters in Canada are children.

 

Results of Poverty:

Food Problems:

  • ·         Residents in Nunavut spend twice as much on food as the rest of the country on average ($14,800 v. $7,300 annually).
  • ·         4 million people in Canada experience food insecurity.
  • ·         1 in 8 Canadian households struggle to put food on the table.
  • ·         In 2014, the majority of food insecure households – 62.2% – were reliant on wages or salary from employment.
  • ·         8 out of 10 provinces saw an increase in food bank usage in 2016.
  • ·         62% of children living in the North are food insecure.
  • ·         2 out of every 5 Northern households are food insecure.
  • ·         Food bank usage across Canada is 3% higher than 2015 and 28% higher than it was in 2008.
  • ·         7 of 10 Inuit preschoolers live in food insecure households.
  • ·         Food bank usage has increased in all provinces since 2008, apart from Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • ·         2% of food bank users are Indigenous.
  • Related: Global Facts and Figures: How Canada is Working for Poverty!

Health Issues:

  • ·         1 in 10 Canadians cannot afford to fill their medical prescriptions. Canada is the only industrialized country with a universal healthcare system but without a national pharmacare policy.
  • ·         A McMaster University study found a 21-year difference in life expectancy between the poorest and wealthiest residents of Hamilton, Ontario.
  • ·         Researchers have found that men in the wealthiest 20% of neighbourhoods in Canada live on average more than four years longer than men in the poorest 20% of neighbourhoods.
  • ·         Estimates place the cost of socio-economic disparities in the health system to be 20% of all healthcare spending.
  • ·         It has been estimated that $1 invested in the early years of a child’s life can save up to $9 in future spending in the healthcare system.
  • ·         Food insecure households were 80% more likely to report having diabetes, 60% more likely to report high blood pressure, and 70% more likely to report food allergies.

Housing:

  • ·         3 million Canadian households are precariously housed (living in unaffordable, below standards, and/or overcrowded housing conditions).
  • ·         An estimated 235,000 people in Canada experienced homelessness in 2016, with roughly 35,000 people being homeless on any given night.
  • ·         Almost 1 in every 5 households experience serious housing affordability issues (spending over 50% of their low income on rent) which puts them at risk of homelessness.
  • ·         Three-quarters of Yukon’s population live in Whitehorse where the average price of housing increased 80% over six years.
  • ·         Estimates place the number of homeless individuals living with a disability or mental illness as high as 45% of the overall homeless population.
  • ·         In Toronto, there were 5,219 people who were homeless in 2013 (the latest available data). Roughly half of the homeless population were on wait lists for affordable housing during the same period.
  • ·         Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation predicts that its major national housing program funding will fall from $3.04 billion (2010) to $1.68 billion by 2017 — a $1.36 billion difference.
  • ·         According to new research, spending $10 on housing and support for high-need chronically homeless individuals resulted in almost $22 of savings related to health care, social supports, housing, and the justice system.
  • ·         Youth aged 16-24 make up about 20% of the homeless population
  • ·         The number of older adults and seniors experiencing homeless is rising, making up a combined 4% of shelters users in 2016
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International Rankings

Canada is a well-off nation, however individuals living in Canada still experience destitution. How does Canada contrast with different nations around the globe?

·       UNICEF rated Canada 17thout of 29 wealthy countries due to the number of children living in poverty in Canada and 26th out of 35 wealthy countries for overall child inequality.

It is time to really gear up and make our country all the way more perfect in terms of better living. And this will all be possible when the underprivileged communities of our society get noticed. Connect with MKTLIST.ca for their intuitive to work for the needy people.

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