Summary: Child and Family Poverty
Saskatchewan Report, November 2009
In 2007, there were 35,000 (16.7%) children under·
age 18 living beneath the poverty line (before-tax
Low Income Cut-off) in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan has the third highest provincial child·
45% of Aboriginal children live in low-income·
More than one in three immigrant children are·
41% of children in female headed lone-parent·
families live in poverty.
20% of children spent three or more years in·
poverty, exceeding the national average of 15%.
One-third of poor children live in families with·
full-time, full-year employment.
Government transfers prevented 25,600 children·
from falling into poverty.