Centre For Family Equity

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. 

Tune in at the 20:20 mark to hear their stories. 

The Centre for Family Equity's No Way to Escape: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Low-Income Lone-Mother Workers in BC is a first-of-its-kind research report. Released in March 2024, 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. 

Our research resulted in 28 recommendations to address the impact of COVID-19 on marginalized lone-mothers in BC. Key among our recommendations is for government to recognize the different needs of lone-parent single-income families in all policy development and poverty-reduction measures in BC.

Read the full report and recommendations here. Click here to support our work.

This project has been funded through Women and Gender Equality Canada.