On January 8, 2015 the United Way of the Lower Mainland published an article on their website, where they detail the dire situation thousands of British Columbians face everyday, and the work the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition is doing:
One in ten British Columbians are living in poverty, meaning 469,000 people are struggling to make ends meet. Relative to the rest of the country, B.C. is tied third with Quebec after Ontario and Manitoba.
The coalition of over 40 non-profit and community organizations and 400 supporting groups, including the United Way, is advocating for a provincial poverty reduction plan that focuses on integrated strategies to address issues including low wages, access to adequate housing, affordable childcare, funded public education and health services.
It is thanks to the hard work and decided action of member organizations and supporters that we can continue making a difference for those who are struggling in BC. We invite you to have a look at how to get involved in the coalition here, and to read the full article at the United Way’s website.