INNOVATIVE SOCIAL INITIATIVES


Your government has moved forward with innovative investments to prepare our citizens for BC’s growing economy.

$1,200 to every family with a child born after 2006. So that they can start saving for their child’s post-secondary education. Already, 55,000 families have received almost $66 million.

More than 4,300 moms and dads now have the means to get off social assistance, find training and work through the Single Parents Employment Initiative

Record-breaking investment in adoptions have resulted in the most ever children who have been placed in forever homes.

BC has doubled the length of time young adults who were in government care can receive benefits, and extended the maximum age to 26.

No other province does that.

And between 2006 and 2014, the number of children living in low income families in B.C. has fallen by half. Even as we continue to grow in population, British Columbia has 79,000 fewer children living in a low income situation.