Why does Toronto need more Moorelands?
Child Poverty & Mental Health
“The odds of a child or youth from a family living in poverty having a mental health problem are three times that of a child from a family that is not living in poverty.” Linking poverty and mental health: A lifespan view; Sept. 2008
Early Learning Vastly Reduced by Poverty
“Recreation and early learning participation levels of Toronto children are highly dependent on family income: half of children in families with annual incomes under $30,000 do not regularly participate in out-of-school arts or sports programs.” In contrast, 93% of children in families with incomes over $100,000 participate in these programs. DIVIDED CITY: Life in Canada’s Child Poverty Capital, Nov. 2016
New Canadians – 50% of Children Live in Poverty
“Almost 1 in 2 children in the GTA (47.6%), who arrived in Canada between 2011 and 2016, live in poverty. This is almost 3 times the rate of poverty experienced by children in non-immigrant families.” UNEQUAL CITY: The Hidden Divide Among Toronto’s Children and Youth, Nov. 2017
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