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.

First Call has been tracking child and family poverty rates in BC for two full decades. Our first provincial report card containing data for 1996 showed that one in five BC children were poor. It is profoundly disappointing that, twenty years later, the data still shows one in five BC children are poor.

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.



2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card in the news:
Adrienne Montani: B.C. Liberals must do more to help the poor, The Province
B.C. child poverty rate higher than national average, says report, CBC British Columbia
One in five B.C. children living in poverty: Report, CKNW
Episode 28, MEDIA INDIGENA podcast
One in Five Kids in BC Is Poor, Report Finds, The Tyee
Child poverty affects 1 in 5 B.C. children, report says, CBC British Columbia
Adrienne Montani guest segment on Evenings with Kirk LaPointe, Roundhouse Radio
Burnaby’s child poverty rate still among the highest in B.C., Burnaby Now
One in five B.C. kids lives in poverty: Report, The Vancouver Sun
Des milliers d’enfants sont pauvres en Colombie-Britannique, Radio-Canada
Williams Lake child poverty exceeds national average, Williams Lake Tribune
Kamloops advocates working to address child poverty, CFJC Today
B.C.’s powerhouse economy must help the 1 in 5 kids living in poverty: report, Canadian Press
卑詩2成兒童生活貧困 比率高全國, Ming Pao Daily News
卑詩省5名兒童中 有一名在貧窮中生活, Sing Tao Daily