Fact Sheet: Women and Poverty in Canada
Author: Canadian Women's Foundation
Topic: Poverty issues
Publisher: Canadian Women's Foundation
Location: Canada
Format: Guide
Content Type: Tools
Publication Date: February 28, 2017

In a well-off country like Canada, it’s hard to believe that poverty exists. But one in 10 Canadians are poor, and 1.5 million women in Canada live on a low income. Certain groups of women are more likely to be poor than others, and many systemic barriers stand in the way of their financial stability.

This fact sheet answers some commonly asked questions about women and poverty in Canada. 

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