2022 CPRC Media Materials

Media Release and Backgrounder

The 2022 Child Poverty Report Card found that BC’s child poverty rate dropped significantly largely due to the enhanced income supports families with children received during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2020, the year this report covers, 13.3% of BC children and youth (0-17), or 116,500 kids, were living in poor households, down from 18% in 2019.

Read the media release and backgrounder below.

Opinion Editorial

An opinion editorial by First Call’s Executive Director, Adrienne Montani, was published in the Vancouver Sun on February 15, 2023.


The release of the 2022 BC Child Poverty Report Card generated a number of news articles. A sample of articles are listed here.