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 is for the British Columbian government to adopt a comprehensive poverty reduction plan with legislated targets and timelines and a cabinet minister with the authority and responsibility to ensure government is achieving its targets on time. We recommend the plan contain a goal to reduce BC’s child poverty rate to 7 percent or lower by 2020.
British Columbians agree that it is inexcusable that 1 in 5 BC children are poor, and we invite you to email Premier Clark asking her to act on the Provincial Recommendations in the 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card.