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New Report--Unequal City: The Hidden Divide Among Toronto’s Children and Youth, CAS and Partners

CAS Toronto and partners have released a report called “Unequal City: The Hidden Divide Among Toronto’s Children and Youth.”

The report 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.

The report urges the City of Toronto to take urgent action by fully funding its poverty reduction plan (and related housing, child care, and equity plans) 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.

The link to the report is http://www.socialplanningtoronto.org/unequal_city_the_hidden_divide_amon....

The link to the Toronto Star article on the report is https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/11/15/toronto-child-poverty-divide....