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January 16, 2016

Value BC: Equality for All
Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 W Hastings, Vancouver
7:00-8:30 PM

We had an evening of dialogue with David Morley, President and CEO of UNICEF Canada, Adrienne Montani, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, and Viveca Ellis, Single Mothers’ Alliance. Did you know that Canada is one of the more unequal societies for children and youth, ranking 26th of 35 nations? This was the first in our 2017 Speaker Series: Value BC: Equality, Justice and Prosperity for All. Join us for other events in February and March. Join our email list to stay informed about our next speaker series events!This event was sponsored by:

Student Roundtable
Michael Kingsmill Forum
On the 4th Floor of the Nest
University of British Columbia
1:00-2:30 pm
Upstairs from the UBC Sustainability Fair, David Morley, President and CEO of UNICEF Canada hosted a student roundtable about the effects of poverty and inequality on Canada’s children and youth.

January 17, 2016

Province-wide Webinar with David Morley
Webinar on Jan 17, 2017 from 10:00 AM PST to 11:00 AM PST.

David Morley, President and CEO of UNICEF Canada and Adrienne Montani, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition hosted a webinar about child poverty and inequality. You can register to view a recording of the webinar here:

You can see David Morley’s slides from the webinar here and Adrienne Montani’s slides here.

Co-sponsored by Vancouver Coastal Health, Community Legal Assistance Society, BC Alliance on Mental Health/Illness and Addictions, and Raise the Rates.


UNICEF Canada president on child poverty (CBC The Early Edition, January 15 2017)
UNICEF coming to Vancouver to talk rising inequality for children (Metro News, January 15 2017)
UNICEF Canada CEO speaks in Vancouver about high child poverty, weeks before provincial budget (The Province & the Vancouver Sun, January 16 2017)
B.C. must make eliminating child poverty a priority, UNICEF CEO says (CBC News, January 16 2017)
Q&A: Discussing children’s inequality with David Morley, UNICEF Canada president and CEO (SFU News, January 16 2017)
UNICEF head in B.C. to ‘hold up mirrors’ to persistently high child poverty, inequality (Metro News, January 17 2017)


Long Overdue: Why BC needs a poverty reduction plan (BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, United Way of the Lower Mainland)

2015 BC Child Poverty Report Card (First Call: Child & Youth Advocacy Coalition, with the collaboration of SPARC BC and Campaign 2000)

UNICEF Report Card 13: Fairness for Children (UNICEF)

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