Poverty

A farmer shows his grain in his barn in the village of Ptyche in eastern Donetsk region, Ukraine, Sunday, June 12, 2022. The world food crisis, made worse by the war in Ukraine, is leading to a rise in underage girls being forced into marriage, Canadian aid agencies are warning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Efrem Lukatsky

World food crisis prompts rise in child marriages: Canadian aid agencies

Plan International Canada says 12 million girls under the age of 18 become child brides each year

 

From left to right, U2 singer Bono, Philanthropist and Co-Chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, and France’s President Emmanuel Macron congratulate each other on stage during the Global Fund to Fight AIDS event at the Lyon’s congress hall, central France, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Laurent Cipriani

Advocates say Canada should commit $1.2 billion to fight against AIDS, TB and malaria

Investment, with other countries’ help, could save 20 million lives over next few years: advocates

 

Canadian dollars (loonies) are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. A new study says a basic income program would help alleviate poverty in Canada but could also put the fiscal sustainability and labour supply of some provinces at risk.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Basic income would ease poverty, put sustainability, labour supply at risk: study

Funding such a program would likely require increasing taxes or cutting government spending

 

Caught in the Act, playing here in early October 2021 at a fundraiser in Central Saanich for the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank, will once again help raise funds for the food bank, along with CURL and Twelve O’Clock Rock, at Rockin’ the Wharf, Saturday, June 11 in Sidney’s Beacon Park. (Clive Scott/Submitted)

Trio of Saanich Peninsula bands hope to rock away hunger in Sidney

Rockin’ the Wharf June 11 is a fundraiser for Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank

Caught in the Act, playing here in early October 2021 at a fundraiser in Central Saanich for the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank, will once again help raise funds for the food bank, along with CURL and Twelve O’Clock Rock, at Rockin’ the Wharf, Saturday, June 11 in Sidney’s Beacon Park. (Clive Scott/Submitted)
During this time of the year, many people will make donations to food banks. However, hunger and poverty are ongoing challenges. (File photo)

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of hunger and poverty

During this season of giving and generosity, many people are in need

During this time of the year, many people will make donations to food banks. However, hunger and poverty are ongoing challenges. (File photo)
Kindred Apparel Inc. founder and owner Alexandra Bouchard is excited about the new direction her supplier in India is taking. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Kindred Apparel Inc. founder and owner Alexandra Bouchard is excited about the new direction her supplier in India is taking. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
According to the 2020 BC Child Poverty Report Card from First Call, 8,690 children lived in poverty in Greater Victoria in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nearly 10,000 Greater Victoria children lived in poverty in 2018

BC Child Poverty Report Card shows rates highest for visible minorities

According to the 2020 BC Child Poverty Report Card from First Call, 8,690 children lived in poverty in Greater Victoria in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Wealth tax could fund $20B in aid, child care for 1.3M impoverished Canadian kids: report

Indigenous children experienced higher than average rates of child poverty

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Statistics Canada’s offices at Tunny’s Pasture in Ottawa are shown on Friday, March 8, 2019. Statistics Canada will lay out today how many Canadians live below the country’s low-income threshold as part of an updated portrait of poverty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

StatCan says 3.2 million living in poverty, including 566,000 children

The child poverty rate of 8.2 per cent however is little changed from 2017

Statistics Canada’s offices at Tunny’s Pasture in Ottawa are shown on Friday, March 8, 2019. Statistics Canada will lay out today how many Canadians live below the country’s low-income threshold as part of an updated portrait of poverty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Attorney General David Eby, (left), and Premier John Horgan look on as Finance Minister Carole James delivers the budget speech from the legislative assembly at Legislature in Victoria, B.C. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

B.C. budget will have ‘very little impact’ on poverty, advocates say

New Child Opportunity Benefit and income assistance increases are too small for a large effect

Attorney General David Eby, (left), and Premier John Horgan look on as Finance Minister Carole James delivers the budget speech from the legislative assembly at Legislature in Victoria, B.C. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)