A Disparity of Poverty

Much like the Saint John region, there is a wide margin between the child poverty rates of Moncton’s city center and it’s suburbs.

Addressing child poverty addresses a root cause of violence and trauma. Living in poverty increases the risk of witnessing or being a victim of the violence that results in trauma. This trauma reduces that chance of breaking free of the generational nature of violence, poverty, and addiction.

Child Poverty by Community

Here is a look at child poverty rates by community in the Greater Moncton Area:

  • Greater Moncton: 19.6%
  • Moncton: 26.2%
  • Riverview: 15.2%
  • Dieppe: 10.6%

The Saint John Human Development Council

A prominent voice addressing child poverty in New Brunswick is the Saint John Human Development Council. Statistics listed here come from New Brunswick’s 2019 Child Poverty Report Card.