Myth vs Fact: Poverty in Canada

fact vs myth
by The Salvation Army in Canada
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The facts on poverty can easily be confused with the myths. Learn the difference between them below.

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Poverty MYTH #1:

Poverty is the fault of the person.

Poverty FACT #1:

People experience poverty for many reasons such as a lost job, health issues or injury. Many are beyond their control.

Poverty MYTH #2:

Those who are poor should just get a job.

Poverty FACT #2:

1 in 6 workers earn wages that fall below the poverty line.

Poverty MYTH #3:

Nothing has changed.

Poverty FACT #3:

Since 2015, over 650,000 Canadians have been lifted from poverty.

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