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Readers who are interested in delving deeper into the facts and stats about underfunding of public education and other services for BC’s children and youth can explore the source documents and relevant studies listed below. Together, they provide many important reasons why it’s time for change in BC!

Sources and References: The Numbers Tell the Story (2017)

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Miller, S. (September 24, 2015). “ Parents are the only ones actually funding public schools,” Huffington Post.

Statistics Canada. (2014). Table 477-0068 National graduates survey, student debt from all sources, by province and level of study-every 5 years (percent unless otherwise noted). Ottawa: CANSIM.

https://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&retrLang=eng&id=4770069&pattern=&csid

Sherlock, T. (September 6, 2016). Students bear the brunt of underfunding of colleges and universities, educators say. Vancouver Sun.

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BCTF Research table: totals calculated with figures from BC Ministry of Education, Staff by Year and Program Code (unpublished Form 1530 data, 2001/02-2015/16). See page 25 of the 2016 BCTF submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services.

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Statistics Canada. (2015). Table 384-0038 Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, provincial and territorial. Ottawa: CANSIM. Retrieved from https://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&id=3840038

Ministry of Finance. (2016). Budget and Fiscal Plan 2016/17 – 2018/19. Victoria: Government of British Columbia. Retrieved from https://bcbudget.gov.bc.ca/2016/bfp/2016_budget_and_fiscal_plan.pdf

Ministry of Education. (Various Years). Service Plan. Victoria: Government of British Columbia.

2017–18 service plan could be found at http://bcbudget.gov.bc.ca/2017/sp/pdf/ministry/educ.pdf

Ministry of Finance. (2001). Budget Estimates Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2002. Victoria: Government of British Columbia. Retrieved from https://www.fin.gov.bc.ca/archive/budget01/Estimates2001.pdf

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BC Ministry of Education. (2016). Staff by Year, 1997/1998 - 2015/16 (source: Form 1530). Victoria: Government of British Columbia.

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BC Ministry of Education. (2004–16). Student Statistics – (Various Years) Province - Public and Independent Schools Combined. Victoria: Government of British Columbia. Report for 2015–16 retrieved from www.bced.gov.bc.ca/reporting/province.php.

BC Ministry of Education. (2016). Staff by Year, 1997/1998 - 2015/16 (source: Form 1530). Victoria: Government of British Columbia.

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Database of school closures

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Ministry of Education. (2001/02/-2015/16). Service Plan. Victoria: Government of British Columbia. 2016–17 service plan can be found at http://bcbudget.gov.bc.ca/2016/sp/pdf/ministry/educ.pdf

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First Call. (2016). 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card. 20th Annual Report Card on Canada’s Commitment to End Child Poverty by 2000. Vancouver, BC. See page 7.

BC Teachers’ Federation. (September 2015). Report: Poverty and Education Survey: A Teacher’s Perspective, Chapter 3, p.6. Vancouver, BC.

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Statistics Canada. (2011). National Household Survey (data table extraction). Ottawa: Government of Canada.

Macdonald, D. & D. Wilson. (2016). Shameful Neglect: Indigenous Child Poverty in Canada. Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. See page 16.

Representative for Children and Youth. (February 7, 2017). Representative’s Report. Critical Injuries and Deaths: Reviews and Investigations. Update #28. Victoria, BC: Representative for Children and Youth.

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