B.C. has the highest seniors’ poverty rate in Canada
– 8 per cent of seniors live in poverty, in B.C.
– 6 per cent of seniors live in poverty, on average, across Canada
The number of seniors living in poverty has more than doubled since 2000
– 33,780 seniors lived in poverty in 2000
– 70,990 seniors lived in poverty in 2015
Single seniors are more than 3 times as likely to be poor than coupled seniors
– 16 per cent of single seniors in B.C. live in poverty
– 9 per cent of seniors in B.C. live in poverty, in coupled families