Child Poverty
Image Credit: Chris Schwartz
Edmonton, Alberta

Samantha, 2, takes an afternoon nap on a matress in the attic apartment where she lives with her mother and three brothers. The family will move downstairs to the larger main floor suite after it is renovated. Samantha lives in a cramped attic aparment in Edmonton's inner city with her mother Theresa and older sibblings Andrew, Christopher and Ryan. Theresa supports herself and her family on social assistance and a monthly child benefit cheque.