Our North Island Child Poverty Report Card
Mount Waddington Health Network, August 2020 - In B.C., 1 in 5 children are poor. In the Regional District of Mourn Waddington, this number is nearly 1 in 3. (BC 2019 Child Poverty Report.) We found the newest report on child poverty this morning, and the results are not good. Read on to learn more and find a link to the resources provided by www.still1in5.ca
It's been 30 years since parliament promised to end child poverty. This problem can not be left in the hands of our elected leaders - it's up to all of us.
"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. "