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Poverty, Childhood Experiences & Well-Being in BC

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024
Time: 10:00AM – 11:30AM (PST) via Zoom

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Martin Guhn, Associate Professor, UBC and HELP Faculty Member
Adrienne Montani, Executive Director, First Call Child and Youth Advocacy Society

Event Description

Join long-time collaborators, First Call Child and Youth Advocacy Society and UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), as they host an online presentation and discussion about the newly released 2023 BC Child Poverty Report Card and the relationship between income inequality and children’s daily experiences, development, and well-being. Both organizations have been collecting and sharing information about BC children and families for decades, tracking trends over time and across the early life course. The last few years have seen historic policies and investments in support of children and families at the federal and provincial level, such as increases in the Canada Child Benefit, a move toward universal child care, as well as the creation of the first ever BC poverty reduction plan (TogetherBC), among others. While these are encouraging changes, child poverty rates are rising again as are concerns about the well-being of children and youth.

If you have any questions about this event, please email communications@help.ubc.ca