► 1 in 10
Canadians is considered poor.
► 3.2 million
Canadians living in low income.
Canadian children living in poverty.
► 9.6 per cent
Poverty rate in Canada.
► 5.2 per cent
Poverty level among seniors. In 2010, seniors in Canada had the lowest incidence of poverty of all demographics.
► 21.5 per cent
Poverty level for single mothers.
► 22 per cent
Poverty rate of children living with a single mother.
► 10 per cent
Poverty rate in Alberta (2009). Regionally, Eastern Canada was poorer than Western Canada.
Source: Statistics Canada; OECD study: Divided we stand: Why inequality keeps rising, released December 2011 www.oecd.org/els/social/inequality
► 20 per cent
Canadian workers earning less than $10 per hour.
► 35 per cent
Non-standard – temporary, part-time, self employed jobs out of all jobs.
(Source: Statistics Canada; HRDC)
► The majority of those living in poverty are working poor – not welfare recipients. (Hon. Ed Broadbent)