Poverty is Making Us Sick

Poverty is making Canadians sick, robbing hundreds of thousands of their health and leading to widespread preventable illness and huge costs for the health care system, according to powerful new research released today by the Wellesley Institute, the University of Toronto's Social Assistance in the New Economy Project and the Community Social Planning Council of Toronto. 

The study uses Canadian Community Health Survey and income files to paint the most comprehensive picture to date of our nation’s health.

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