First Call's 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card

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.

Read the executive summary of this year's BC Child Poverty Report Card here.

We know that such a widespread problem requires policy changes and social investments from our provincial and federal governments. It’s a question of priorities. The BC Child Poverty Report Card includes a list of recommendations that would make a real difference to the size and depth of BC’s child and family poverty problem. We encourage you to read the report card and take action to reduce child poverty in BC!
Learn about the reality of child poverty in BC on a variety of themes from the rate of child poverty to working poverty to income inequality.
Raise your voice to reduce child poverty by emailing the Premier and telling her you support First Call's recommendation for a provincial poverty reduction strategy!
Six brave families and former youth in foster care have shared their stories of hardship and resilience. Their experiences chart a path of how to reduce child poverty.

I feel awesome, and my daughter is thriving... With the stroke of a pen, the government does have the power to bring children and families out of poverty.


2016 First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition