In the lead up to Canada’s first federal Poverty Reduction Strategy, Campaign 2000 reveals a disturbing picture of the magnitude of child poverty in every federal riding. The latest data paint a stark portrait of inequality in Canada with high- and low-income families living in close proximity while divided by wide social and economic gaps that leave too many children hungry, sick and stressed beyond their years.
Troublingly, this report shows that the federal ridings with the highest levels of child and family poverty are home to a higher proportion of Indigenous, racialized and immigrant communities and lone-parent led families. This correlation signals the persistence of discrimination and systemic inequalities that translate to higher unemployment, lower labour market participation rates and higher proportions of renters and people spending more than 30% of their income on housing.
The presence of child and family poverty in every riding in Canada demands strong and decisive federal action through the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS). Clearly, every community, every Member of Parliament and all political parties have a stake in the eradication of poverty.
- Read the Media Release in English and in French
- Read the new report in English Campaign 2000 Riding by Riding Child Poverty Report and in French Campaign2000 Riding by Riding Child Poverty Report
- Check out the infographic summarizing Canada’s child poverty by ridings report.
What is the child poverty rate in your riding?
- Click here to enter your postal code and find your federal electoral district.
- Find the child poverty rate in your riding in this child poverty by ridings datafile sorted in alphabetical order.
Mapping Child Poverty
- Child Poverty Rates Canada Wide:
- Marginalized communities & child Poverty Rates by Riding:
- The number of children living in poverty in major cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, and Montreal.