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The yearly cost of poverty in Niagara is $277 million
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In Niagara children are living in poverty.Source: Poverty Myths and Facts
Children in poverty are more likely to experience a range of negative outcomes: low academic achievement, health problems, early pregnancy, homelessness, lower high school graduation rates and poor employment outcomes. One in seven children live in poverty in Ontario. In Niagara, over 5,400 children are living in poverty.