Since the introduction of the Canada Child Benefit, our government has continued to work hard delivering the tools families need to succeed.
Right here a home, in St. Catharines, 9,950 families are the recipients of the new and improved benefit. With an average monthly payment totalling $630, families are receiving the help they need to make everyday life a little easier. Overall, more than 16,690 children have individually benefited from the CCB and dorm our commitment to raise children in Canada out of poverty. This type of direct stimulus for families in St. Catharines is essential to ensuring that each and every child has the same opportunity to succeed as the child next to them. Our government’s goal and my commitment to you, has always been to build and strengthened the middle class, and the CCB is just one of those tools that is making a difference.
Overall, the Canada Child Benefit is helping raise 300,000 children out of poverty. This represents a 40% decrease in child poverty in Canada. However this is only the beginning, as the CCB is complimented by several other initiatives that aim to help support children and families, such as supporting up to 40,000 affordable childcare spaces over the next 3 years. We’re also improving Canada’s EI system to make maternity and parental benefits more flexible.
These initiatives support our government’s commitment to help improve the overall economic well-being of Canadian families. As always, our overall goal continues to be strengthening the middle class, and those working hard to join it.
In July of 2018, our government expanded the Canada Child Benefit. This means more money for families – up to $6,500 per child under age 6 – and it means people won’t lose out if the cost of living rises.