April 4, 2015

CANADA: Poverty Among Indigenous Peoples

According to "The Burden of Poverty," CPJ's latest poverty report, Canadians of Aboriginal identities face disproportionate levels of poverty: 1 in 4 live in poverty, compared to 1 in 7 for non-aboriginal people. Those living on reserves face a unique set of barriers including minimal infrastructure, poor healthcare, inadequate housing, and geographical isolation.

Our recently-released "National Anti-Poverty Plan for Canada" proposes several policy recommendations where the federal government can work with Inuit Land Claim Organizations, First Nations, and M├ętis governments to address poverty among Indigenous peoples in Canada.

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