British Columbia is experiencing a rapid ageing of our population. Based on BC Stats Population Projections, the number of seniors (65+ years old) in British Columbia is expected to double between 2015 and 2041. By 2021, there are expected to be over one million seniors living in British Columbia. For too many seniors, low incomes and related financial struggles are a painful daily reality. The B.C. Seniors’ Poverty Report Card aims to raise awareness of the growing problem of poverty among seniors and help encourage new programs and policies that will improve the quality of life for seniors living in British Columbia. The B.C. Seniors’ Poverty Report Card consists of thirteen fact sheets that present information about seniors’ poverty in British Columbia:

 

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