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November 20, 2017

Toronto continues to have the highest rate of child poverty in Canada, says a new report based on the 2016 census.

More than one in four children under 18 years of age live in poverty and children in racialized families are more than twice as likely to live in poverty, according to the report released Nov. 15 by a coalition of social service agencies including Family Service Toronto.

“Building a successful city must include providing the necessary measures to ensure no one is left behind and that systemic inequalities are addressed within policies and programs,” the report notes in its summary statement.

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

Toronto Star: Racial disparity seen in child poverty numbers

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