Poverty is Pricey

Source: HomelessHub.ca

Source: HomelessHub.ca

More than 2100 families were waiting for affordable homes as of December of last year.

An average of 3000 people per month use the London Food Bank.

Approximately 80% of LIHC clients have incomes in the lowest and second lowest income bracket.

$7.3M of the London Police budget will be spent on event involving individuals identified as having “definite or probable serious mental illness”.

Ontario spends 2.9B per year on poverty induced healthcare costs. Across Canada, it’s $7.6B per year.  In total, poverty costs more than $72B annually.

And poverty costs YOU...between $2300-2900 per household per year.

Healthcare is an Economic Tsunami

The average hospital stay in Canada costs nearly $7,000 per patient.

One HIV/AIDS diagnosis cost Canadian 1.3M.  Prevention = $0. Testing is prevention and CHC Options clinics provide it for FREE.

The economic burden of diabetes in Ontario was more than $5B in 2010 and is expected to rise to $6.9B by 2020.

The economic burden of mental illness is estimated at $51B per year.

Hospitals account for the greatest share of health spending in Canada.

Ontario could create dozens of new CHCs for the price of one hospital.