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G03-E Child and Family Poverty in Ontario. A practical guide for moving from stigma to empowerment - Report

Best Start Resource Centre, 2018

This manual is a reference for service providers working with families living in poverty who have children under age six. This edition includes updated statistics, policies and practices that can influence child and family poverty, examples of promising approaches to addressing various aspects of child and family poverty and current literature.

This manual was written with a wide range of service providers in mind, such as community workers, child protection workers, teachers, health care providers, early childhood educators, social workers and others who interact with families, parents or children. The manual offers an opportunity to reflect on how poverty is defined, the impacts of poverty on families, how service provider practices can help and suggest broader systemic and policy issues that influence families living in poverty.

Available in PDF in English and French.

G04-A - Why am I Poor - First Nations Child Poverty in Ontario - Report

Best Start Resource Centre, 2012

This report provides a hard look at the lived experiences and outcomes of First Nations children in Ontario who are poor, the factors that drive First Nations child poverty and the ways that service providers can make a difference.

Available in PDF

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