The coalition of organizations focusing on supporting youth in the province, First Call, has just released its annual report on the state of child poverty in B.C. Findings show that one out of every five children in the province live in poverty, which is higher than the national average. Click here to read the full report.
Being at the top of the charts is usually a good thing, unless that chart is showing the child poverty rates in B.C. federal ridings. Richmond ranks third in the province at 27.6 per cent. The statistics were compiled by First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition and Campaign 2000, a national public education movement … Read more
Shared by our friends at First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition: We wanted to bring to your attention an Op-ed by Adrienne on behalf of First Call that was published in the Vancouver Sun about the province’s “community poverty reduction strategies.” You can read it here and I have also pasted the full … Read more
A note from our friends at the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition regarding child support clawback for single mothers on welfare: BC’s government currently has a policy of taking off child support dollar for dollar from single parents’ income assistance benefit. By taking that money away, the provincial government is depriving children living in lone-parent … Read more