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Facts about Child Poverty,
Abuse and Neglect in Peel

Facts Poverty

Here are some quick facts about child poverty, abuse and neglect in Peel Region.

  • 1 in 6 children live in poverty. That’s over 71,000 children, an increase of 51% between 1997 and 2005
  • Nearly 50% of single mothers are unable to afford housing

Between April 2011 and March 2012:

  • Peel Children’s Aid responded to 12,166 calls about children’s safety and well-being from families, teachers, doctors and concerned citizens. Of these, 7,446 resulted in investigations of suspected child abuse and neglect.
  • Peel Children’s Aid served 9,755 families.
  • Supportive, loving adoptive families cared for 38 children from Peel.
  •  Peel Children's Aid provided caring and stable homes for children in need with 118 kinship families and 128 foster families.
  • Peel Children's Aid had more than 450 volunteers who gave more than 40,000 hours of support and drove 1.7 million km in Peel.
  • Peel Children’s Aid has a diverse staff of 550 full and part-time child protection workers, child and youth workers and staff serving the diverse community of Peel.