The Cost of Poverty in BC
This study by Iglika Ivanova of the Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives published in July 2011 details the huge costs of dealing with the negative consequences of poverty in higher healthcare and justice costs, as well as lost productivity. Not doing anything about poverty is costing us all.
2012 BC Child Poverty Report Card
BC has one of the highest child poverty rates in Canada at 10.5%, which means 87,000 children in our province live in poverty. Download the report released in November 2012 by BC Campaign 2000 and First Call: Child & Youth Advocacy Coalition, with the collaboration of SPARC BC.