2015 BC Child Poverty Report Card

2015 BC Child Poverty Report Card

2015 BC Child Poverty Report Card

Date posted: November 27, 2015

Earlier this week, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition released the 2015 BC Child Poverty Report Card.

“The latest figures from Statistics Canada (2013) once again show that too many BC children— 1 in 5 — are growing up in poverty. Our child poverty rate con­tinues to exceed the Canadian average and BC remains among the provinces taking the least amount of action to reduce child poverty.”

This year the executive summary is presented in graphics, including the one shown below. (Click the image to go to the full summary.)

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To access the full report including 11 fact sheets and recommendations, the executive summary, BC child poverty maps, and advocacy suggestions, visit still1in5.ca/

What are the implications of the recommendations for adult basic education? Read ABE is an anti-poverty strategy, a new blogpost by Suzanne Smythe.

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