Wherever you go in Canada, parents are working hard to provide for their kids. They wake up early, stay late, and sometimes even work more than one job. Two years ago we introduced the CCB to help hardworking parents who need it most. Because the cost of living is going up, we didn’t stop there. We’re also ensuring that the CCB continues to help families who need it most by increasing it alongside the rising cost of living, two years ahead of schedule.
In July, families in Thunder Bay–Rainy River received a total of 6607 CCB payments benefiting 11995 children. The average payment was $632.23, for a total of $4,177,165.74. This means more parents will be able to afford things like back to school clothes, healthy groceries, and sports programs for their kids.
The CCB works and it’s helping to lift almost 300,000 children out of poverty. I look forward to seeing the positive impacts this benefit will continue to have on our communities.