Centre For Family Equity


Mobilizing Justice is Recruiting Youth for Transit and Transportation Research

July 10, 2024

The Mobilizing Justice for Youth Research Project invites at-risk youth aged 13-18 to share their experiences with access to transit and transportation challenges.

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Lawyer Monique Pongracic-Speier Wins Award for Pro Bono Contribution to CFE Charter Challenge

July 08, 2024

Monique Pongracic-Speier, a BC lawyer who devoted thousands of pro bono hours on the Centre for Family Equity’s constitutional challenge to BC’s family law legal aid system, has received the 2024 Harry Rankin, QC Pro Bono Award! 

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Surrey Teachers Endorse Transit for Teens

June 05, 2024

With the end of the school year just around the corner, free transit for all teens is more important than ever.

We are excited to announce the Surrey Teachers' Association has endorsed our Transit for Teens campaign!

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CBC Features Justice at Work report and recommendations

May 28, 2024

On Mother's Day, lead researcher, Dr. Lea Caragata, along with peer researchers, Sayeeda Noorani and Rachel Livingston, shared the experiences of lone, working parents during the pandemic in a CBC feature story. Sayeeda and Rachel both speak eloquently about their personal challenges making ends meet when the pandemic upended child care and income sources. 

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Will you join us? Spring for Justice fundraiser launched

May 10, 2024

Will you support our year-round work to address gender inequality and women's economic inclusion in BC with evidence-based policy solutions?

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Justice at Work research highlights mothers' poverty in BC

May 08, 2024

The Centre for Family Equity is highlighting its first-of-its-kind research report, No Way to Escape: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Low-Income Lone-Mother Workers in BC released in March. The research found the pandemic had a significant, negative impact on the economic situation for most of the low-income lone mothers in the study.

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Transit for Teens Youth Coalition publishes editorial on Earth Day in The Tyee!

April 22, 2024

The Transit for Teens Youth Coalition, a youth-driven leadership group within the Centre for Family Equity, has published a persuasive editorial in The Tyee to make the case for free transit for all youth on Earth Day 2024.

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Come on out to our Earth Day Transit for Teens Youth Rally at the Premier's constituency office in Vancouver on Monday, April 22nd: 4:30 pm!

April 19, 2024

The Centre for Family Equity's Transit for Teens Youth Leadership Coalition will hold a rally in support of expanding free transit to all youth at the Premier's constituency office on Monday, April 22nd: 4:30 pm

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Centre for Family Equity Editorial: Budget 2024 does not go far enough for low-income families in B.C.

March 14, 2024

The Vancouver Sun has published an editorial by Viveca Ellis, the executive director of the Centre for Family Equity (CFE), on how BC Budget 2024 falls short when it comes to addressing family poverty in BC. 

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Centre for Family Equity resolves charter challenge with historic agreement on legal aid

February 15, 2024

Huge news. Our charter challenge has resulted in an agreement that transforms the legal aid system!

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