Take Action to Reduce Child Poverty in BC!
Every year, First Call releases a Child Poverty Report Card for BC, which includes recommendations for the provincial government to reduce BC’s child and family poverty crisis.
First Call’s overarching recommendation has long been for the provincial government to adopt a comprehensive poverty reduction plan with legislated targets and timelines. In 2018, we are encouraged to see this is now in progress, and that a cabinet minister has been given the authority and responsibility to ensure government achieves its targets on time. We call on the provincial government to meet or exceed the goals set out in their Poverty Reduction Strategy Act, to reduce B.C.’s overall poverty rate by 25% and child poverty rate by 50% in the next five years.
British Columbians agree that it is inexcusable that 1 in 5 BC children are poor, and we invite you to email Premier Horgan asking him to act on the Provincial Recommendations in the 2018 BC Child Poverty Report Card.