Tackling Child Poverty in BC: Every Child Fed, Clothed and Ready to Learn
Democracy, Equity + Justice, Economy, 2013
One of every seven children in BC is living in poverty and two-thirds of them live in Metro Vancouver.
How can the foundations of social development, health and learning in early childhood be strengthened? What are the social and economic benefits associated with better investment in early childhood development? What can policymakers, civil society organizations, businesses, parents, youth and other citizens do ensure that every child is ‘fed, clothed and ready to learn?’
Please join us for an evening of dialogue to raise awareness about child poverty in BC—an issue that falls to all of BC’s citizens to address. Together, we can move beyond defining the problem and begin to strategize possible solutions.
7:00 p.m. (PT)
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings St.
Stephanie Cadieux, Minister of Children and Family Development
Bruce Ralston, Opposition Critic for Finance and Public Accounts, BC NDP
Carrie Gelson, Teacher, Seymour Elementary School
Paul Kershaw, Associate Professor, UBC
Fazil Mihlar (Moderator), The Vancouver Sun