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B.C. Seniors’ Poverty Report Card

British Columbia is experiencing a rapid ageing of our population. Based on BC Stats Population Projections, the number of seniors (65+ years old) in British Columbia is expected to double between 2015 and 2041.

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2017 Child Poverty Report Card

Working in partnership with First Call, we produced the 2017 Child Poverty Report Card. The Report Card shows that BC continues to struggle with high levels of child poverty, with 1 in 5 children under the age of 17 in BC living below the poverty line.

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BC Families Demographic Infographics

BC Families Infographic Series

The BC Council for Families has partnered with SPARC BC to produce a series of infographics about family demographics in regional districts across BC...

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The Invisible Senior

Through personal stories, West End seniors shed light on many issues facing older renters in the West End. Produced by West End Seniors Network (WESN) and SPARC BC in collaboration with local seniors, Gordon Neighbourhood House and the West End Seniors’ Community Planning Table.


Metro Vancouver's Debtscape, July 2016

Metro Vancouver's Debtscape

This report maps the changing ratios of income, debt and assets over the time period between 2007 and 2012 – at the neighbourhood level.

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Listening to & engaging with Squamish Nation families’ at #totemhall about raising healthy children was a day to remember w/ @UnitedWay & @SPARCBC. We were honoured to be a part of this day and the parent uplifting ceremony that concluded the evening.


CRA loses court challenge to its political-activity audits of charities

What we heard report released...next step toward a poverty reduction plan for B.C.! https://t.co/sQVuby3T7U

On National Indigenous Day, join me in calling for all politicians to take mandatory training on Indigenous Peoples, residential schools, the TRC and the contemporary injustices facing First Nations. Metis and Inuit peoples today! #Knowbetterdobetter

Was there a residential school near you? Find out with our interactive map

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