An introduction to racialized poverty

Fact Sheet #2

Racialized communities experience ongoing, disproportionate levels of poverty. In other words, people of colour and Indigenous Peoples are more likely to fall below the LICO/LIM and to have related problems like poor health, lower education, and fewer job opportunities, than non-racialized people. While it is possible for anyone to experience low income and reduced opportunities, individual and systemic racism plays a significant role in creating disadvantaged conditions and barriers for people of colour and Indigenous Peoples.

Publication Date: 
Toronto, ON