In February 2023, First Call sent a letter to all Members of the Legislative Assembly in BC about the release of our 26th Annual Child Poverty Report Card and its findings.
The report contains 25 child poverty reduction recommendations for the provincial and federal governments. Some key recommendations for the BC government include:
- indexing the BC Family Benefit to inflation to ensure the value of the benefit does not erode over time;
- continuing to prioritize new child care investments;
- raising social assistance rates; and
- automatically enrolling all young people transitioning out of care in an income support program that meets their basic living costs and ensures they have safe, secure and affordable housing.
Read our letter to BC Members of Parliament.