BC remains the province with the worst child poverty record

Child Report Card

Yesterday Campaign 2000 along with their provincial partners including First Call BC, released their annual child poverty report cards. 1 in 7 children in Canada are poor, and the rate is actually worse that in 1989 when parliament unanimously voted to end child poverty by the year 2000. The report card and news release is up on the Campaign 2000 website.

BC remains the province with the worst child poverty record, the highest rate of poverty in two parent families and the highest rate in female lead lone-parent families. 50% of single mothers are poor. That is 1 in 2 women who are single parents. The full report is here: http://worstincanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/First_Call_Report_Card_2013_web_FINAL.pdf