GTA Children’s Aid Societies and the Social Planning Network released a report on child poverty that shows a startling increase in the number of children living in poverty.
“Greater Trouble in Greater Toronto, Child Poverty in the GTA” reveals that 50 per cent of Ontario’s children in poverty now live in the GTA, up from 44 per cent in 1997. In the City of Toronto, all growth in the number of children living in poverty since 1997 occurred in the inner suburbs, where abysmally high rates of child poverty now surpass those of downtown.
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Click here to read the Summary of Trends fact sheet
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