Recently, the Federal, provincial and territorial finance ministers have reached an agreement this year to expand the Canadian Pension Plan and address the shortfall in middle-income retirement planning by increasing contribution rates.
Data visualisation – the visual representation of data in charts and graphs – has grown in popularity as an effective form of communication between media outlets and research organisations to the general public. Data visualisations help attract the attention of a wide audience and speed their understanding on the topic.
Prachi Salve, senior policy analyst for IndiaSpend, India’s first data journalism initiative, explains:
The 2016 Toronto Vital Signs Report has found that Toronto remains the child poverty capital of Canada, with 28.6 per cent of children living in low-income households. Toronto tops the list above Montreal at 25%, Winnipeg at 24% and all other urban areas with over 500,000 residents. More than 1 in 4, or 144,000 children, living in households with incomes below Statistics Canada’s After-Tax Low-Income Measure. Of Toronto’s 140 neighbourhoods, 18 have child poverty rates above 40%.