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"I'm Still Hungry" Child and Family Poverty in Ontario: A practical guide for moving from stigma to empowermen, including a review of the realities of child poverty and promising responses

Hendrickson, Tekla
Literature Type:
Grey Literature
Health Nexus
Source of Grey Literature:
  • NGO or coalition of NGOS
Type of Grey Literature:
  • Other(reports/working papers/e-bulletins)
Funding Source:
Government of Ontario
  • Ontario All
Which other/Specify other:
focus groups conducted in Algoma, Sharbot Lake and Kingston
Type of Research:
  • Explorative/Descriptive/Experience-Based
  • Literature Review
Key Methods and Data Sources:
  • Mixed methods
  • Qualitative
Which other/Specify other:
review of the research, key informant interviews, focus groupos with families living in poverty
Sub-pop Experiencing Inequities:
  • Infants/Children/Youth
  • Low SES
  • Multiple
Keywords for Health Issue:
child and family poverty
Health Outcomes:
  • Anemia
  • Arthritis
  • Cardiovascular disease/MI
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Domestic abuse
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Maternal/reproductive/sexual health
  • Mental health
  • Obesity
  • Oral/dental diseases
  • Respiratory diseases/asthma
  • Stress
  • Violence
  • Violence against women
Health Equity/Inequity?:
  • Ability
  • Aboriginal origin
  • Access to health (care) service/medication
  • Age
  • Culture
  • Education & Literacy
  • Employment
  • Ethnicity
  • Food insecurity
  • Gender
  • Health Service Access
  • Housing
  • Immigrant status
  • Income
  • Language knowledge
  • Physical environment/neighbourhood
  • Race/visible minority status
  • SES
  • Social support
  • Stigma/self-esteem/identity and health
  • Other
Which other/Specify other:
region (remote communities), transportation, lone-parent families
DOH Individual lifestyle, behaviour:
  • Breastfeeding
  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Smoking
Policy Implications:
Families with children between the ages of 0 to 6 face many stresses and challenges but this situation can change and service providers have the opportunity to make a difference. To provide relevent and effective supports to families with young children living in poverty, service providers need to keep abreast of the research, review examples of effective practices on an ongoing basis, and, most importantly, listen to families' first-hand experience and their articulation of what they need.
Recommendations and/or Key Finding:
A clear first step is to implement in its enitrety the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child. Policy, labour market, and service delivery solutions all need to acknowledge, account for, and respond to the disproportionate representation od marginalized communities, such as Aboriginal families, immigrant and refugees families, and parents with disabilities.
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