Walking the Line to Put Their Families First
Lone Mothers Navigating Welfare and Work in British Columbia
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.
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.
See statistics about vulnerable seniors living in the Lower Mainland
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.