Trends Analysis: Poverty (2016)

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 09:06

Poverty is a significant concern in Canada, with the rate of poverty being the highest among the world’s wealthiest industrialized nations. British Columbia (BC) is frequently cited as having one of the highest rates of poverty in Canada, with 9.9% of the population living in poverty. In 2014, the Ministry of Children and Family Development and the Union of BC Municipalities launched a pilot project called the Community Poverty Reduction Strategies which engaged several communities including Kamloops, New Westminster, Port Hardy, Prince George, Stewart, Surrey, and in our Columbia Basin-Boundary region, Cranbrook.


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