Poverty in the Midst of Plenty

A report card on child and family poverty in Ontario
November 24, 2021
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Ontario is a wealthy province in a wealthy country, yet child poverty remains a pressing social concern in every community.

In 2019, the most recent year for which data are available, one in six children across the province lived with the day-to-day reality of never having enough. Despite recent progress—the child poverty rate fell from 23.4% in 2013 to 17.6% in 2019—half a million children still lived in poverty in 2019.

This report calls on governments to treat poverty reduction as an urgent priority.