Unequal City: The Hidden Divide Among Toronto’s Children and Youth

City - Report

A new report from CAS Toronto and partners shows that Toronto remains the child poverty capital of Canada, that racialized children in the Toronto area are twice as likely to be living in poverty as non-racialized children, and that fully 84% of Indigenous families in Toronto are living in poverty.

Those living in poverty are often food insecure. A lack of nutritious food during childhood can contribute to poor physical and mental health, make it harder to learn in school, and have lasting impacts into adulthood.

The report urges the City of Toronto to take urgent action by fully funding its poverty reduction plan in 2018, and by implementing and funding City equity offices to ensure that all City decisions reduce the inequities faced by Indigenous, racialized and other children in our City.

Read the report here and see the full website here.

Read the Toronto Star article here.