1.3 million children in Canada living in poverty says new report


A new report from Campaign 2000 says 1.3 million children in Canada were living in poverty in 2019.

The report was conducted by a coalition of 120 organizations and looked at poverty rates across federal ridings.

Churchill Keewatinook Aski in northern Manitoba (Niki Ashton – NDP) ranked the highest with 64 per cent of children in the riding living in poverty.

In all, three of the highest areas in the country were in Manitoba with roughly 37,000 children affected.

Campaign 2000 was started after Parliament vowed in 1989 to end child poverty across the country by the year 2000.

According to the group, Canada is still 54 years away from Parliament’s goal of ending child poverty.

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Michelle is a video journalist from rural Manitoba with a Creative Communications Degree from Red River College. Before APTN, Michelle worked as an editor-in-chief for The Projector online publication.