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A list of additional background resources related to poverty issues as provided by the Cooper Institute.
The Social Assistance Program helps you meet your basic needs when you cannot. The program provides help on a case-by-case basis to people who meet the requirements., What will the Social Assistance Program help me pay for?, Social Assistance will assist you in paying for: food shelter medications...
Ken Williams appreciated being asked to show, through photography, that it can be challenging for aging Islanders to find the services they need. The Ebenezer resident was one of more than 250 Islanders who participated in talks leading to the development of Prince Edward Island’s action plan for...
PEI’s rates of low income were relatively stable throughout the 2000s and the post-recession period, but have fluctuated significantly in recent years.
There is no accepted measure of poverty in Canada. Instead, the measures of low income, need, and deprivation are used. None are perfect, but together they paint a picture.
Stable, safe, adequate housing is a fundamental human need, and provides a foundation from which Islanders can achieve success in education, employment, community participation, and health.
Access to sufficient quantities of nutritious food is a fundamental human need. When individuals or families have inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints, they are said to be, food insecure, . Rates of food insecurity have been measured in Canada since 2005.
Employment plays a critically important role in poverty prevention and reduction.
Many factors contribute to poverty including age, gender, family structure, special populations, region of residence, employment, and the cost of accommodating a disability or health condition or raising children.