Dec 18, 2023

By Christine Ross

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A new report from the  Salvation Army paints a dire picture of Canada’s economy.

It suggests one-in-four Canadians are extremely concerned about having enough income to cover their basic needs.

That number climbs to 40% for single parent households, single person households (31%) and caregivers (30%).

Spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel John Murray says the results are troubling but are reflected in the  need seen at shelters, food banks and churches in the communities they serve.

While there are high numbers of Canadians struggling, donation levels are down slightly, and Murray says those with the capability should make a donation to invest in their communities.

“The figures from our research are troubling and show that Canadians are struggling in every corner of this country and they are worried about their families’ futures, with nearly 60% of Canadians extremely concerned about the rising cost of living and inflation,” says Lt-Colonel John Murray.

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