Northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan have the highest rates of child poverty in Canada, according to a recently released report.

The report, issued by Campaign 2000, a Toronto-based anti-poverty organization, paints a dim picture of child poverty in the northern regions of Canada’s two central provinces.

According to the report, 19.6 per cent of children across Canada, including 27.9 per cent of children in Manitoba, were estimated to be living in poverty in 2017. Within the area covered by the federal riding of Churchill-Keewatinook Aski – which covers the entirety of northern Manitoba, including Flin Flon – almost two-thirds of kids, 63.4 per cent, were considered to be impoverished.