Centre For Family Equity

Will you join us? Spring for Justice fundraiser launched

May 10, 2024

Will you support our work towards justice?

With Mother’s Day only a few days away, we’re thinking about all the lone mothers in BC who are raising their families in poverty. 

The majority of parents in poverty in BC are mothers. But we know it doesn’t have to be this way.

The Centre for Family Equity has a track record of success making real progress on long-lasting change for lone-mother-led families through research, policy advocacy, and legal action. But we must intensify our work to achieve women's full economic inclusion in BC - and now.

Our Transit for Teens movement has momentum!

On Earth Day, the Transit for Teens Youth Leadership Coalition shared their experiences and passion for equitable transit access in an op ed published in The Tyee. AND they held a rally outside the Premier's constituency office the same day! 

We are making progress towards our goal to ensure everyone under age 18 can ride for free in BC.

And with prices and costs rising we know basic services, like transit, must be affordable for families.

While Transit for Teens is a passion project for us it is not a funded initiative. We need your support to mobilize and campaign for this win. 

Just $20 a month would make a huge difference for Transit for Teens.


Justice at work for lone mothers 

In March 2024, we concluded a multi year project that explored the impact of the pandemic on low-waged lone mother workers in BC.

What we heard was devastating. Check out our report and 28 recommendations to the province to address women's economic inclusion in post-pandemic BC.

This project was a partnership with the School of Social Work at UBC and funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada.

Access to $10-a-day child care for lone mothers in poverty

Our research on the impact of BC's $10-a-day child care spaces on low-income lone mothers highlighted the positive impact of public child care on marginalized mothers' lives.

But lone mothers can't work and thrive unless publicly funded child care spaces are available across the province. Read our report and 10 recommendations to secure the $10-a-day system we need now.

Legal aid charter challenge transforms legal aid system

Earlier this year, we settled our charter challenge against the provincial government with a collaborative agreement that transforms the legal aid system.

After seven years of determination and hard work our charter challenge on access to legal aid concluded with systemic improvements for lone mothers and all parents escaping domestic violence.

The Centre for Family Equity, the Ministry of the Attorney General, and Legal Aid BC announced a multidisciplinary intensive family law clinic model for people experiencing family violence.  The government is investing $29.1 million over the next three years to support LABC in implementing these changes.

And, before you go, read the op ed in The Vancouver Sun by Viveca Ellis, the Centre for Family Equity's executive director, on how the provincial budget doesn't go far enough for low-income families. 

If you would prefer to donate by cheque, please make your cheque payable to: Centre for Family Equity and mail to Centre for Family Equity, 203 - 2150 West 39th Ave Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6M 1T5

We will promptly notify you of the receipt of your cheque and send a tax receipt.

Charitable registration number: BN 80733 1376 BC0001.

Thank you!