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1 This slide pack has been produced from the information published in the BC Campaign Child Poverty Report Card by First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition. The slides and accompanying notes are available for use by anyone in the community. Please feel free to use individual slides, groups of slides or all of them in your advocacy work for children and youth. If you have questions about the data or data sources, please contact the First Call office at or This project was completed with the support of a Vancity Community Project Grant Facts on Child and Family Poverty

2 What is First Call? A non-partisan, cross-sectoral coalition with an advocacy agenda based on research and experience. Research identified four Keys to Success for Children and Youth: 1.A strong commitment to early childhood development 2.Support transitions from childhood to youth and adulthood 3.Increased economic equality 4.Safe and caring communities

3 Source: First Call: BC Child & Youth Advocacy Coalition, BC Campaign 2000, 2011 Child Poverty Report Card CHILD POVERTY RATES BY PROVINCE 2009 LICO BEFORE-TAX

4 CHILD POVERTY RATES BY PROVINCE 2009 LICO AFTER-TAX Source: First Call: BC Child & Youth Advocacy Coalition, BC Campaign 2000, 2011 Child Poverty Report Card

5 CHILD POVERTY RATES BY PROVINCE, 2009 Source: First Call: BC Child & Youth Advocacy Coalition, BC Campaign 2000, 2011 Child Poverty Report Card

6 CHILD POVERTY RATES FOR CANADA AND BC

7 Source: First Call: BC Child & Youth Advocacy Coalition, BC Campaign 2000, 2011 Child Poverty Report Card

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9 BC CHILD POVERTY RATES BY FAMILY TYPE, Source: First Call: BC Child & Youth Advocacy Coalition, BC Campaign 2000, 2011 Child Poverty Report Card

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13 $27,666 $27,674 Poverty line Poverty line $41,295 $41,307 Poverty line Poverty line

14 Source: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives based on Statistics Canada data

15 Changes in Average Total Incomes by Decile Group, All BC Families with Children (in constant 2009 dollars) Source: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives based on Statistics Canada data Decile Difference Poorest17,98718, Second poorest 35,30635, Second richest 115,557146,96831,411 Richest164,644253,76289,118 Average78,15494,08215,928

16 First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition Kingsway, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5V 3C9 Phone: / Web site:


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