Fam­i­lies of peo­ple of colour 23.3% more likely to live in poverty

Metro Canada (Toronto) - - Toronto -

Toronto re­mains the child poverty cap­i­tal of Canada with more than one in four kids liv­ing in low-in­come fam­i­lies, says a new re­port based on the 2016 cen­sus.

But even more trou­bling is the racial di­vide among the re­gion’s poor chil­dren, ac­cord­ing to the re­port be­ing re­leased Wed­nes­day by a coali­tion of so­cial agen­cies serv­ing vul­ner­a­ble fam­i­lies.

Chil­dren from racial­ized fam­i­lies are more than twice as likely to be liv­ing in poverty as those from non-racial­ized fam­i­lies, or 23.3 per cent com­pared to 11.4 per cent, says the re­port.

When it comes to new­comer fam­i­lies — many of whom are also racial­ized — al­most half of

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