NV Child Poverty Panel – October 11

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Oct 122012
 

Do you know the facts and the statistics on child poverty in Canada?

Our excellent panel offered an eye opening look at the realities of the 16% of children in British Columbia who live below the poverty line.  We learned that their health, especially from pre-natal through six (6) years of age, their learning/education and their poverty dictate the path these children will walk down throughout their lives. Their early years affect their brains and bodies biologically, emotionally, physically and psychologically all of which affect their capacity to learn, work and get along with others.

The panel of advocates on October 11th were: