November 21, 2017
Almost half of recently immigrated children in Canada live in poverty, says a new report from First Call BC.
The organization told reporters Tuesday that 45 per cent of people living in B.C. under 18 years old who had moved to Canada between 2011-2016 were poor.
First Call BC considers children of families making below Statistics Canada’s low-income measure to be living in poverty.
“We’re disappointed to report that the fundamental statistic remains the same,” said Scott Graham, SPAR BC associate executive director. “One in five children in B.C. live in poverty. That’s 153,300 children that go without in this province.”