BC Child Poverty Report Card 2016
Date posted: November 24, 2016
First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition with the support of SPARC BC produces an annual report card with the latest statistics on child and family poverty in British Columbia. This is done in conjunction with the release of the national child poverty report card by Campaign 2000.
First Call has been tracking child and family poverty rates in BC for two full decades. The first provincial report card containing data for 1996 showed that one in five BC children were poor. Today, the latest report was released and the data still shows one in five BC children are poor.
Click here to read the 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card.
More information including recommendations to alleviate child poverty and BC child poverty maps can be found at still1in5.ca