Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

It Comes Down to This: 

Every person in Canada has the right to safety, security, dignity, respect, opportunity and well being, regardless of their social or economic status.

Nearly five million people in Canada (1 in 7) live in poverty

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Nearly 15% of people with disabilities live in poverty - 59% of whom are women.

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In Canada, 1.3 million (1 in 5) children live in poverty

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of all First Nations children living on reserves live in poverty

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52%

of Inuit persons living in Inuit Nunangat report food insecurity.

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45%

of Canada’s homeless have a physical or mental disability.

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37%

of housing units on First Nations reserves are in need of major repairs.

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First Nations communities have had a boil water advisory in place for more than a year.

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