Social action

The Canton ward is located between the two wards of Ely and Riverside which are recognised as having high levels of deprivation by the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD). As a result, Canton does not enjoy the same level of investment in community services: Ely and Riverside have both benefited from being part of the Communities First project with enhanced access to related services and funding. However, within Canton there is a varied mix of wealth, with pockets of acute deprivation. Canton is home to several housing association developments.