First Nation On Reserve Child Poverty Rate Triple That Of All Canadian Children

A recent study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives found that the poverty rate for First Nations children on reserves is at 60% triple that of all children in Canada. Provincially Saskatchewan has the second worst on reserve child poverty rate at 69% with the rates in Regina and Saskatoon at 41% and 39% respectively. Toronto has the lowest child poverty rate among cities at 19%.

Kristy Kirkup The Canadian Press May 17, 2016