Focus On Those Most Likely To Be Living In Poverty

Indigenous people, people with disabilities (including mental illness), recent immigrants, refugees and temporary foreign workers (including farm workers and live in caregivers), single mothers, single senior women, queer and transgender people (particularly youth) have higher rates of poverty and homelessness. The poverty reduction plan must focus its efforts on the structural barriers faced by these groups, for instance:

  • Restructure federal and provincial funding to better address the needs of all Aboriginal people, including the large off-reserve population.
  • Increase disability rates and index them to inflation.
  • Guarantee access to income assistance for all regardless of citizenship status.
  • Provide free transit for children 0-18 years of age and a low-income transit pass for adults.

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