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Reduce Poverty

Outcome: Increased income for Region of Peel residents, particularly those of lowest income.

Measurement:

Importance

According to 2015 tax-filer data, approximately 16% of Peel residents are living in poverty. Poverty is associated with negative health and social outcomes. In order to take steps to reduce poverty during this Term of Council, the Region of Peel is seeking ways to ensure that low-income Peel residents receive the benefits they are eligible for.

In 2017, we:

1 This increase can also be attributed to a change by the Federal government to the child benefit program.