Respondent Information

Total respondents: 115 Average age: 39 Average household size: 1.9
Gender:
Female: 62%
Male: 38%
Form of social assistance
Ontario Works (OW):44%
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP): 56%
Length of time receiving assistance:
Less than 6 months: 11%
More than 6 months to 1 year: 9%
More than 1 year to 3 years: 18%
More than 3 years to 5 years: 15%
More than 5 years to 10 years: 17%
More than 10 years: 30%
Housing:
Subsidized: 47%
Market Rent: 42%
Own home: 3%
Homeless: 4%
Shared accommodation: 4%
Households with children:
Yes: 23%
No: 77%
Citizenship Status:
Canadian Citizen: 90%
Landed immigrant/permanent resident: 7%
Convention Refugee: 2%
Other: 1%
Born outside of Canada:
Yes: 21%
No: 79%
Relationship Status:
Single: 62%
Married/Common-law/Partnered: 17%
Separated/Divorced: 18%
Widowed: 1%
Other: 3%
Highest level of education achieved:
High school or less: 42%
Some college or university: 31%
Graduated college or university or post graduate degree: 27%
Households with pets:
Yes: 45%
No: 55%