January 24, 2020
Across the Thompson-Okanagan region, Central Okanagan children are faring slightly better than their neighbours.
First Call released its 23rd Annual Child Poverty Report Card, Jan. 14, detailing poverty levels for districts across B.C.
One in six Central Okanagan children are living in poverty. According to the report, there are 5,970 children (17 per cent), and 15 per cent of all Central Okanagan residents living in poverty in the district.
However, the Central Okanagan has a slightly lower percentage of children living in poverty compared with neighbouring regions.