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Facts About Poverty in Calgary (2003)

The information in this fact sheet is intended to provide basic information on low-income Calgarians and focuses on demographics, income, housing, homelessness, food insecurity and social assistance, to give an overall picture of poverty in Calgary.

This fact sheet uses both the Low-Income Cutoff (LICO) and the Market Basket Measure (MBM) to describe Calgary's low-income population. The LICO has long been used as a measure of poverty in Canada, while the MBM is a newer measure recently adopted by the federal government to provide another perspective on low income in Canada.

Read the complete Facts About Poverty in Calgary - November 2003