B.C. Seniors’ Poverty Report Card

B.C. Seniors’ Poverty Report Card

B.C. Seniors’ Poverty Report Card

Date posted: August 16, 2018

Did you know that BC has the highest rate of seniors’ poverty in Canada?

Learn about this and more facts about seniors’ poverty in the B.C. Seniors’ Poverty Report Card released this summer by SPARC BC (Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia), in partnership with United Way of the Lower Mainland. The first of its kind, this report is based on the latest data available from Statistics Canada (2015). It consists of 13 fact sheets illustrating the scope of seniors’ poverty in BC.

Some key findings:

  • BC has the highest seniors’ poverty rate in Canada.
  • The number of seniors living in poverty has more than doubled since 2000.
  • Single seniors are more than 3 times as likely to be poor than coupled seniors.

Read more about the report in B.C. seniors’ poverty rate highest in Canada.

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