May 2019 update: This page is being revised to include more data sources on child poverty in BC. Please check back.

We’re providing the following materials to help you learn more about the data and statistics in the 2018 BC Child Poverty Report Card. We hope that this aids you in incorporating the information from the report card into your own communications materials and presentations, in order to educate as many people as possible about the current child poverty crisis and the solutions to reduce child poverty in BC.

Regional Factsheets

At the moment, our 2017 Child Poverty Report Card Regional Factsheets are available. The factsheets include individual regional poverty rates, as well as graphs that indicate comparisons between regional and BC data. We invite anyone to download the files and use them for presentations, conversations, or to share online. The 2018 Regional Factsheets will be developed in the coming months.

Webinar Recording

Watch a recording of the 2018 webinar in which First Call Provincial Coordinator Adrienne Montani explains the data and statistics in the 2018 BC Child Poverty Report Card.

Powerpoint Presentation

Click here to access the 2018 BC Child Poverty Report Card powerpoint slides in .pdf. Please contact us at if you would like the original .ppt files. First Call kindly asks that you cite “First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition” wherever the slides or images and text from the slides are used.

Press Conference

Videos of child poverty statistics and lived experiences shared at First Call’s 2018 BC Child Poverty Report Card Press Conference can be found here (click through to see them all) or by clicking the image below. Warm thanks goes to Lesley Harrington at the BC Teachers’ Foundation for her video and editing support for this year’s 2018 BC Child Poverty Report Card press conference.