Québec Poverty Progress Profile 2016


Québec implemented its first Poverty Action Plan, Reconciling Freedom and Social Justice: A Challenge for the Future, in 2004. Québec’s second Poverty Action Plan, the Government Action Plan for Solidarity and Social Inclusion 2010-2015: Québec's Combat against Poverty, was implemented in 2010. The second plan was specified to be valid through 2015. As of December 2016, the Government of Québec has not indicated plans for successive poverty strategies.

From 1999 to 2009, the overall poverty rate dropped 40% in Québec. At the same time, statistics indicate the number of welfare recipients in the province remained largely steady over the past several years. Although the number of economic families living in poverty dropped between 2012 and 2013 from 1,038,310 to 1,036,640, this rate rose steadily in 2014 to 1,065,490.

Publication date: 
Dec 2016
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