2015 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Nova Scotia

End It Now
November 24, 2015
1.07 MB28 pages

Since 1999, Nova Scotia Child Poverty Report Cards have recorded changes in child poverty rates to track progress on the House of Commons' 1989 pledge to end child poverty by the year 2000. This year’s report—now 15 years after the pledge deadline—takes an in-depth look at child and family poverty in Nova Scotia and finds that both are still on the rise. The report also suggests that we are not likely to see a reversal of the trend toward increasing child poverty rates in the province unless both the federal and provincial governments make serious investments to do so, alongside needed wage and benefit improvements for those able to work.