February is Antipoverty Month. At the 2015 BCTF AGM, the following resolution was passed:
Resolution 156—Child Poverty Awareness Month: That the BCTF encourage members
to recognize every February as Child Poverty Awareness Month, and take steps individually and/or as part of their social
justice network to help eliminate child poverty in BC.
The members of CASJ's Antipoverty Action Group have compiled a list of resources to help teachers
address issues of poverty during Antipoverty Month.
Each week will focus on a different theme. Resources for each week are available by clicking on the link.
Week 1: Poverty in BC Public Schools;
Week 2: Hungry Families;
Poverty and School Attendance
Week 3: School Fees; Adequacy of Resources
Week 4: Poverty Reduction Plan; Funding is the Fuel
Poverty Free Week of Action
See our Poverty Free BC Week of Action resources for teachers.
Resources to raise awareness in your community of the need for a provincial poverty reduction plan.