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2017 BC Child Poverty Report Card Media Advisory


Media Advisory

What: 2017 BC Child Poverty Report Card press launch
When: 9:00-10:00 am, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Where: BC Teachers’ Federation, 550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Vancouver – On Tuesday, November 21, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition will release its annual report card on child poverty in British Columbia, in conjunction with the release of the national child poverty report card by Campaign 2000. The 2017 report presents the latest statistics on child and family poverty in BC; several speakers will be available for interviews following the press conference, and we hope you can attend.

Speakers:
• Scott Graham, Associate Executive Director, Social Planning and Research Council of BC
• Shawn Bayes, Executive Director, Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
• Carol Madsen, Executive Director, Parent Support Services Society of BC
• An Indigenous grandmother raising grandchildren

The 2017 BC Child Poverty Report Card will be available to the general public at still1in5.ca at 9:30 am on November 21, 2017. Campaign 2000 will release a national report card on the same day, available at campaign2000.ca.