2021 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Nova Scotia

Worst Provincial Performance over 30 Years
November 24, 2021
1.24 MB62 pages

This report provides 2021 child and family poverty rates for Nova Scotia, based on 2019 data, the most recent available data.

Between 1989 and 2019, child poverty rates decreased in every province and territory. However, Nova Scotia has performed the worst in reducing child poverty from 1989 levels. 

Nova Scotia has the highest rate in Atlantic Canada and the third-highest provincial child poverty rate in Canada, a consistent ranking over the last several years. 

This report also offers 17 recommendations for the Nova Scotia government to eradicate poverty.