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The Impact of Poverty on Canadian Children: a Call for Action

In case you missed it, the Canadian Medical Association Journal released a blog article in February to discuss the impact of poverty on Canadian children. Cal Robinson, a postgraduate year two Pediatrics resident in Ontario, explains that Canada’s position as third highest rate of child poverty amongst 17 similarly developed countries points to the importance, now more than ever, for embedded policy supports to address poverty.

The neurocognitive and psychological effects of poverty further perpetuate the poverty cycle. It is an epidemic issue affecting millions of Canadians, with a disproportionate effect on vulnerable populations. Read our most recent BC child poverty data here.