Poverty Fact Sheet, 2010

Report Summary:

The statistics are very clear and indicate that there is an increasing need for services that will assist individuals living in relative and absolute poverty.  Observations made by service providers already indicate that they are seeing an increase in families and individuals using their services and they are stretched to their limits.  As the costs of housing, basic food items, and the number of individuals in need of Ontario Works and Employment Insurance supports all increase, planning around how to support individuals that are going to be in need of the services in our community, is essential.

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