Policy

Help Statistics Canada validate how they measure poverty

Statistics Canada has created a short questionnaire that allows Canadians to provide input on current estimates of how much money a family needs for items like food, clothing, shelter and transportation.

The questionnaire takes no more than five minutes to complete, and will be open to all Canadians until January 31, 2019. Participation is anonymous and respondent information is protected by the Privacy Act.

For more information on this initiative and to fill out the questionnaire, please visit www.statcan.gc.ca/measuringpoverty.