Rebalancing The Opportunity Equation


Rebalancing The Opportunity Equation

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This report was published by the United Way Greater Toronto.


This report looks at income trends between 1980 – 2015, as well as the income gap between young people, immigrants, racialized groups, and the rest of the population in Peel, Toronto, and York regions. The findings paint a stark picture of who has access to the opportunities to succeed, and who is being left behind because of circumstances they can’t control. The report findings include:

  • Young adults in the GTA are more disadvantaged today than ever before.
  • In the GTA, it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in Canada, the fact that you weren’t born here means that you are earning less.
  • The racial divide in the GTA has reached a historic high.

The report outlines several recommendations that all sectors can act on to ensure everyone can participate in society, enable people to get ahead and make life more affordable.

United Way of Greater Toronto. (2019). Rebalancing The Opportunity Equation. Toronto, ON: Author. Retrieved from

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