First Call’s 23rd Annual Child Poverty Report Card (to download, right-click and ‘Open link in new tab’) was released on January 14, 2020.

All BC children and youth should have the same opportunities to grow up healthy and achieve their full potential, without the extra challenges created by experiencing poverty.

For twenty-three years, First Call’s Annual Child Poverty Report Card has been a valuable tool for advocacy on a range of child poverty-related issues.

Over the next three years, First Call will scale up our research to offer leaders and communities more resources for advocacy. This includes offering more data on smaller geographic areas, identifying local system opportunities and empowering leaders with tools and training that advance policy and practices that will reduce child and family poverty.