December 5, 2018
Talking to kids about poverty during the holiday season is very important, says FST’s Anita Khanna who is quoted in a Canadian Living article on families coping with poverty at this time of year.
“Many low-income people are not connected to family or community,” says Khanna, director of Social Action and Community Building at Family Service Toronto and the national coordinator for Campaign 2000. “If they do have social connections, they may isolate themselves because they can’t afford to give gifts or prepare food to share.”
Parents of children who are more fortunate should have tough conversations about poverty with their kids and explain why their peers may have received more or less than they did, the article recommends.