The Impact of Working Poverty on Health & Wellbeing in Guelph-Wellington

The Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination released a new report that shines a light on the experiences of the working poor in Guelph-Wellington. The report notes that 5% of the working age population (18-64 years) in our community meet the definition of ‘working poor.’ Individuals that are working poor have an income below the Low-Income Measure, earn at least $3,000 annually from employment, live independently, and are not students. The report demonstrates that working poor individuals struggle to maintain their health and wellbeing. This is particularly true for women, youth and racialized and recent immigrant workers.

The report is available here: The Impact of Working Poverty on Health & Wellbeing in Guelph-Wellington

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