Poverty in Peterborough


Low Income and its Impact on Health
15% of the population of Peterborough are living in low income
People living in low income have higher rates of chronic disease and die earlier
– Peterborough Public Health

Food Insecurity

We’re Voting for Food
The cost of healthy eating for a family of four in the City and County of Peterborough area was $899/month in 2017, this is 28% of the monthly income of individuals making minimum wage 
– Peterborough Food Action Network

Food Insecurity in Peterborough
16.5% of Peterborough households are food insecure
– Peterborough Public Health


Housing is Fundamental
19.8% of people renting homes in Peterborough are spending more than 50% of their income on rent
– Affordable Housing Action Committee

Organizations addressing poverty in Peterborough

Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network (PPRN) 
Peterborough based anti-poverty network working locally and at a system level to address the root causes of poverty and allow equitable opportunities for all.

A movement to improve access to healthy food for low income populations, support local farmers and food producers, and ensure food remains a basic human right.