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Child Poverty in Peel

Facts Poverty

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

  • There are over 66,000 children and youth living in poverty 
  • Nearly 50% of single mothers are unable to afford housing

Between April 2016 and March 2017:

  • Peel Children’s Aid responded to 13,003 calls about children’s safety and well-being from families, teachers, doctors and concerned citizens. Of these, 7,383 resulted in investigations of suspected child abuse and neglect.
  • Peel Children’s Aid served 10,433 families.
  • Supportive, loving adoptive families cared for 67 children from Peel.
  •  Peel Children's Aid provided caring and stable homes for children in need with 192 kinship families and 123 foster families.
  • Peel Children's Aid had more than 425 volunteers who gave more than 40,000 hours of support and drove 884,670 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.