Child Poverty

Children and families with low income have inadequate resources to support their basic needs such as food, housing, and transportation. Children living in poverty are more likely to struggle in school, suffer from health issues, experience behavioural problems or bullying, and access fewer developmental opportunities. Child poverty is a measure of Surrey's social well-being and the City aims to see a downward trend over time. (Note: In 2005 Statistics Canada reported income status using the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) measure, whereas in 2010 income status was reported using the Low Income Measure (LIM). While both measures are indicators of poverty the two cannot be directly compared.)

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Last Updated December 1, 2020, 12:51 (PST)
First Published Date December 06, 2016
Maintainer Sustainability Office
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