Social Planning Toronto released a report looking at the annual cost of poverty in Toronto. Ranging between $4.5 and $5.5 billion, the total takes into account items like health care, crime and lost tax revenue.
You can read the report here.
Global News had a piece on the story. Helen Armstrong, our Community Development & Social Action worker, and Elis Zeigler, of the Toronto Drop-in Network were interviewed. You can watch the story on Global News here.