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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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Deryck Thomson Award Call for Nominations. Recognizining an individual 
    or organization that has made a significant contribution to social planning or social justice in B.C.

Deryck Thomson Award - Call for Nominations

Deadline: Thursday, February 8, 2018

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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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I wonder if BC has similar body or legislation? @faridrohani @JorgeErSalaz @SPARCBC @the_laurier https://t.co/mhAPUQgwhG

News release: Time to curb our appetite for ultra-processed food. Research reveals half our daily calories come from ultra-processed foods, and that kids are the biggest consumers. @TheHSF https://t.co/yDsGIWzcKi

If you missed the great speakers at the 2017 BC Child Poverty Report Card launch last week, all videos from the press conference are now online! https://t.co/pMioqXZ0b1 #still1in5 @SPARCBC @EFryVancouver @CarolAMadsen @PSS_BC (Thank you again, @BCTF!)

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There will be on-site child care through Kids and Company at the community meeting on poverty reduction this Monday, November 27 in Victoria. Please bring your whole family and participate in BC’s first poverty reduction strategy! RSVP at BCPovertyReduction@gov.bc.ca

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