Immigrants/refugees Living in Poverty

The United Way's publication A Decade of Decline not only analyzes the changes in financial wellbeing of Torontonians through the level of household income, the rate of poverty, the depth of poverty, the income gap between wealthy and less well-off households but also the geographic segregation of poverty in the City. A town hall meeting is set to discuss what measures can be taken to eliminate this racialization of poverty and create an immigrant-friendly social, economic and political environment. Another report; Changes in Poverty Status and Developmental Behaviours: A Comparison of Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Children in Canada - a 2000 report released on the internet this month - documents some of the ramifications of the poverty. A Decade of Decline (in PDF) and Changes in Poverty Status and Developmental Behaviours are available on the Social Development Canada webpage.