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More than a sixth of all Central Okanagan children are living in poverty: report – KelownaNow

More than a sixth of all children in the Central Okanagan are living in poverty, a new report has found.

The 2019 BC Child Poverty Report Card showed that 17% of all children in the region live in poverty, compared to 15% of residents of all ages.

An astonishing 48% of all children in single-parent families in the Central Okanagan are living in poverty, according to the data, which come from Statistics Canada.

But only 8% of children in two-parent families are in poverty.

The total number of children in poverty in the region is 5,970.

The Central Okanagan’s poverty rates are, however, slightly below the British Columbia average.

Read More: https://www.kelownanow.com/watercooler/news/news/Kelowna/More_than_a_sixth_of_all_Central_Okanagan_children_are_living_in_poverty_report/