Poverty can have an impact on students' chances for success in school. In this section, you can find research about the impact of poverty on education and strategies for closing the achievement gap between students of differing income levels.
The Niagara District School Board announced it will start a specialty school for low-income students in 2011/12.
Post-secondary education can be a huge expense, but RESPs, CESGs and Canada Learning Bonds and SmartSaver can help.
A study from CMHC and Habitat for Humanity showed that improving a family's housing had an effect on their children's confidence and grades, and on their parents' community involvement.