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Income Security and Poverty Reduction

SPARC BC has a long history of working to advance income security for all British Columbians. People who lack sufficient income to cover basic living costs, who cannot afford to eat a healthy diet, or who cannot pay for safe and healthy housing, lack income security. Adequate income security also includes ensuring that all persons genuinely feel that they are part of their community and can participate in a reasonable range of community activities.


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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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Lone Mothers Report

Walking the Line to Put Their Families First

Lone Mothers Navigating Welfare and Work in British Columbia

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2017 Child Poverty Report Card

Working in partnership with First Call, we produced the 2017 Child Poverty Report Card.

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Vulnerable Seniors

Vulnerable Seniors Fact Sheets

See statistics about vulnerable seniors living in the Lower Mainland

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Watch the Invisible Senior - a 9 minute video that shows the struggle that senior renters are facing to stay in the West End.

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Overdue: The Case for Increasing the Persons with Disabilities Benefit in BC

This report reviews the cost of basic essentials in BC and proposes an increase to the PWD rate to better reflect the actual cost of living in BC.

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