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Any one of us might be struggling to make ends meet: overdue on rent payments with eviction notices arriving, overdue bills and credit card payments piling up, struggling to find employment and earned income, held back by health difficulties, not having access to good food choices and having to skip meals. They can all so easily feed a downward spiral and weigh heavy on your spirit. Recent immigrants, lone parent families, aboriginal peoples in Canada, youth and seniors are the ones most likely to bear the burden (see The Burden of Poverty: A snapshot of poverty across Canada by Citizens for Public Justice).

File Type: pdf
Categories: English, Poverty
Tags: child poverty, federal poverty reduction plan, Indigenous reconciliation, poverty
Author: Deputy General Secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches (Peter Noteboom)