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Organizations that have joined the call for a poverty reduction plan:

411 Seniors Centre
Aboriginal Neighbours
ACCESS (Aboriginal Community Career and Employment Services Society)
Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA)
Africa Great Lakes Networking Foundation
Ahavat Olam Synagogue
Alberni Valley Social Planning Council
AMS Bike Co-op
ASPECT (Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training)
Association of Neighbourhood Houses of Greater Vancouver
Atira Women’s Resource Society
AWARE Society
Basic Income Vancouver
Basics for Health Society
BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
BC ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – BC)
BC Alliance on Mental Health/Illness and Addiction
BC Association of Pregnancy Outreach Programs
BC Association of Social Workers
BC Civil Liberties Association
BC College of Family Physicians
BC Council for Families
BC Family Net Society
BC Federation of Foster Parent Associations
BC Federation of Labour
BC Federation of Retired Union Members (BC FORUM)
BC Ferry and Marine Workers Union
BC Food Systems Network
BC Government and Service Employees’ Union
BC Government Retired Employees Association, New Westminster and District Branch
BC Health Coalition
BC Healthy Child Development Alliance
BC Healthy Communities
BC Healthy Living Alliance
BC Lung Association
BC Non-Profit Housing Association
BC Nurses’ Union
BC Old Age Pensioners
BC Peace and Global Educators
BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre
BC Retired Teachers’ Association – Provincial
BC Retired Teachers’ Association – Vancouver Branch
BC Self Advocacy Foundation
BC Soccer Association
BC Society of Transition Houses
BC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
BC Teachers’ Federation
BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance
BCGEU Community Social Services Component
Be The Change Earth Alliance
Beneath One Sky Community Support Society
Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland
Board Voice Society of BC
Bridge 4 Health
Britannia Community Services Centre Board
British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS)
British Columbia Federation of Students
Burnaby Community Services Society
Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness
Burnaby Teachers’ Association Executive Council
CACTES Association
Camosun College Faculty Association
Camosun College Student Society
Campbell River, Courtenay and District Labour Council
Canada Without Poverty (formerly National Anti-Poverty Organization)
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon Division
Canadian Centre for Community Renewal
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Canadian Community Economic Development (CED) Network
Canadian Doctors for Medicare – BC Chapter
Canadian Farmworkers Union
Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) BC Council
Canadian Mental Health Association – BC Division
Canadian Mental Health Association – North and West Vancouver Branch
Canadian Mental Health Association – Port Alberni Branch
Canadian Mental Health Association, Vancouver-Fraser Branch
Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE) Local 378
Canadian Union of Public Employees — BC Region
Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre
Carnegie Community Action Project
Carnegie Community Centre Assocation
Castlegar and District Community Services Society
Castlegar and District Health Watch
Castlegar Social Planning Society
Castlegar United Church
Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, Development & Peace Committee (Nelson)
Catholic Community of Trail Pastoral Council
Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House
Central Coast Teachers’ Association
Centre for Native Policy and Research
Centre for Population Health Promotion Research, UBC
Changing the Face of Poverty
Check Your Head: The Youth Global Education Network
Citizens for Accessible Neighbourhoods (C.A.N.)
City in Focus
City of Rossland
Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC
Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE)
Coastal Community Advisory Committee (Vancouver Coastal Health)
CoDevelopment Canada
Collaborating Centre of Prison Health and Education, UBC
Columbia Institute
Columbia/Kootenay Advocacy and Education Resource Society
Commercial Drive Business Society
Committee to End Homelessness in Victoria
Communicopia
Community Advocates for Little Mountain
Community Connections Society of Revelstoke
Community Connections Society of Southeast BC
Community First Foundation
Community Health Advisory Committee (Vancouver Coastal Health)
Community Legal Assistance Society
Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria (Community Council)
Comox Valley Council of Canadians
Council of Canadians
Council of Senior Citizens of BC (COSCO)
Cowichan Valley Basket Society
Cranbrook District Teachers’ Association
Cranbrook Social Planning Society
Creative Employment Access Society
Creston Valley Teachers’ Association
CUPE 728 Surrey School Workers
Dads for Marijuana International
Dandelion Society
Daxgat’inhl Goodin Anti-Poverty Group Society
Delta Teachers’ Association
Development and Peace Diocesan Council, Diocese of Victoria
Dietitians of Canada, BC Region
Disability Alliance BC
DisAbled Women’s Action Network (DAWN) Canada
District 69 Living Wage for Families Coalition
Douglas Students’ Union
Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House Society
Duncan City Council
Duncan United Church
Eagle Valley Community Support Society (Sicamous)
Early Childhood Educators of BC
Early Years Team of Kimberley
East Kootenay District Labour Council
Eco-Justice Unit, Anglican Diocese of New Westminster
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver\
EMBERS (Eastside Movement for Business and Economic Renewal Society)
Emily Carr Students’ Union
Ending Poverty Together Coalition, Nanaimo
Ending Violence Association of BC
Faith in Action
Faith Lutheran Church (Powell River)
False Creek Co-operative Housing Association
Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks
Federation of Community Social Services of BC
Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC
Fernie City Council
Fernwood Community Association, Victoria
First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
First Christian Reformed Church of Vancouver
First Unitarian Church of Victoria
First United Church Kelowna
First United Church Mission
Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church – Social Justice Group
Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House
Gallery Gachet
Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Graduate Caucus, SFU
Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women – Canada (GAATW-Canada)
Gordon Neighbourhood House
Grand Forks City Council
Grandview Woodlands Area Council
Grandview Woodlands Drug and Alcohol Coalition
Greater Trail Community Skills Centre
Greater Vancouver Youth for Christ
Greater Victoria Citizens’ Counselling Centre
Growing Together Child and Parent Society
Gulf Islands Teachers’ Association
Heal Network
Health Officers Council of BC
Health Sciences Association of BC
Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon
Heartwood Centre for Women
Hospital Employees’ Union
Inclusion BC
Indigenous Perspectives Society
Interfaith Summer Institute for Justice, Peace and Social Movements
Interspiritual Centre of Vancouver Society
Jewish Family Service Agency
Justice for Girls
Justicia for Migrant Workers BC
Kaien Anti Poverty Society
KAIROS BC-Yukon (Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives)
KAIROS Parksville/Qualicum
KAIROS Richmond
KAIROS Salmon Arm
Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society
Kamloops and District Labour Council
Kamloops Women’s Resource Group Society
Kingcrest International Neighbours
Kitimat District Teachers’ Association
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House
Knox United Church, Terrace
Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group (KPIRG)
Learning Disabilities Association of BC (LDABC)
Living Wage for Families Campaign
Lookout Emergency Aid Society
Lutheran Urban Mission Society
Make Poverty History Canada
Mamas for Mamas
March of Dimes Canada
Mavis McMullen Housing Society
Megaphone Megazine
Mid-Main Community Health Centre
Mission and Outreach Committee for Knox United Church (Terrace)
Mission Teachers’ Union
Mom to Mom Child Poverty Initiative Society
MOSAIC (Multilingual Orientation Service Association for Immigrant Communities)
Mount Olivet Lutheran Church
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Mount Seymour United Church
MoveUP
Nelson Area Society for Health
Nelson Community Services Centre Society
Nelson Food Cupboard Society
Nelson Social Planning Action Network (SPAN) Society
Nelson, BC Diocesan Development & Peace Committee
New Foundations (a Mennonite Central Committee poverty alleviation project)
New Westminster & District Labour Council
New Westminister City Council
Next Up
Nicola Valley Teachers Union
North Island Women’s Services Society
North Okanagan Child Care Society
North Okanagan Early Childhood Development Coalition
North Shore Community Response Network
North Shore Disability Resource Centre
North Shore Homelessness Task Force
Northern Society for Domestic Peace
Oceanside Coalition For Strong Communities (Parksville, BC)
Okanagan Skaha Teachers’ Union
Oliver/Osoyoos Mental Health Consumers
Options Community Services Society
Overseers Canada (Latin American immigrant collective in BC & Canada)
Oxfam Canada
PACE Society
Pacific Community Resources Society
Pacific Health & Development Sciences Inc.
Pacific Northwest Labour History Association
Parent Support Services Society
Parksville City Council
Pathways Clubhouse
Pedal Energy Development Alternatives(PEDAL)
Peers Victoria Resources Society
Pivot Legal Society
Port Alberni City Council
Positive Living Society of BC
Potluck Café Society
Poverty Law Advocacy Society, Powell River
Powell River City Council
Powell River Employment Program (PREP) Society
Prince George Diocesan Council for the Canadian Catholic Organization of Development and Peace
Prince George District Teachers’ Association
Professional Employees Association
Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society
Protein for People
Public Health Association of BC
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Qualicum School Board
Quest Food Exchange
Raging Grannies
Raise the Rates Coalition
Ray-Cam Cooperative Center
REACH Community Health Centre
Réseau-Femmes Colombie-Britannique
Revelstoke Poverty Reduction Working Group
Revelstoke Renters Voice
Revelstoke Women’s Shelter
Richmond Centre for Disability
Richmond Family Place Society
Richmond Health Advisory Committee (Vancouver Coastal Health)
Richmond Poverty Response Committee
Richmond Women’s Resource Centre
Sacred Heart Parish Social Justice Committee
Salmo Community Resource Society
Salmon Arm Deo Lutheran Church
Salsbury Community Society
Settlement Orientation Services (SOS), Vancouver Refugee Services Alliance
Shalom Seekers
Sheway
Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG)
Simon Fraser University Women’s Studies Graduate Caucus
Single Mothers Alliance of BC
Sisters of St. Ann (Victoria)
Skeena Diversity Society
Social Planning and Research Council of BC
Social Planning Council of Williams Lake & Area
Society for Children and Youth of BC
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Seniors (SPCS)
Sources BC
Source’s Food Bank
South Fraser Unitarian Congregation, Social Justice Committee
South Okanagan Women in Need Society
South Peace Building Learning Together Society
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
Spring Ridge Co-operative Housing Association
St. David’s Anglican Church Parish Council, Castlegar
St. James Anglican Church Social Gospel Coordinating Group
St. John the Baptist Outreach Committee, Cobble Hill
St. Paul’s Cathedral Peace and Justice Committee, Kamloops
St. Rita’s Roman Catholic Church, Castlegar
Sto:lo Tribal Council
Streams of Justice
Sunshine Coast Community Services Society
Surrey Board of Trade
Surrey Poverty Reduction Coalition
Surrey Urban Mission Society
Surrey/White Rock Food Action Coalition
SurreyCares Community Foundation
Sustainable Environment Network Society
Sylvan United Church
Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre (TRAC)
Terrace Anti-Poverty Group Society
The Advocacy Centre – a Nelson CARES program
The Church of St. John the Divine
The City of Revelstoke
The Eco-Cell at St. John’s, North Saanich
The ILLAHIE Foundation
The Nelson CARES Society
The Realistic Success Recovery Society
The Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness (RSCH)
Threshold Housing Society
Tides Canada Foundation
Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS)
Touchstone Family Association
Trail Family & Individual Resources Centre Society
Trail Poor No More Committee
Trail Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Seniors (SPCS)
Trail United Church
Unifor, Local 464
Unifor, Western Region
Union Gospel Mission
Union of BC Indian Chiefs
UNITE HERE Local 40
United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI)
United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI)
United Way of Greater Victoria
United Way of North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap
United Way of Powell River and District
United Way of the Central and South Okanagan Similkameen
United Way of the Fraser Valley
United Way of the Lower Mainland
United Way of the Thompson Nicola Cariboo
University of BC School of Social Work
University of Victoria Poverty Law Club
Urban Coalition (Vancouver)
Vancity Community Foundation
Vancity Credit Union
Vancouver District Labour Council
Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (VAST)
Vancouver City Council
Vancouver Committee for Domestic Workers’ and Caregivers’ Rights
Vancouver Cross-Cultural Seniors Network Society
Vancouver Elementary School Teachers’ Association (VESTA)
Vancouver Foundation
Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition
Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG)
Vancouver Island Religious Society of Friends (Quaker)
Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter
Vancouver School Board
Vancouver Secondary Teachers’ Association (VSTA)
Vancouver South Presbytery, United Church of Canada
Vancouver-Burrard Presbytery of the United Church of Canada
Vibrant Abbotsford
Victoria City Council
Victoria Diocesan Council of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace
Victoria Friends Meeting, Peace and Social Concerns Committee (Quaker)
Victoria Women’s Transition House Society
West Coast Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund
West Kootenay Labour Council
Westcoast Family Centres Society
Wheelhouse Project
Wilson Heights United Church
WISH Drop-In Centre Society
Women Against Violence Against Women – Rape Crisis Centre (WAVAW)
Women Elders in Action (WE*ACT)
Women Transforming Cities
YFC/Youth Unlimited Greater Vancouver
YWCA Metro Vancouver

Inaugural individual signatories of the call for a poverty reduction plan in BC:

Andrea Reimer, City Councillor, Vancouver
Angela Reid-Nagy, City Councillor, Kelowna
Barry K. Morris (Rev.), for the Longhouse Council of Native Ministry
Charlotte Diamond, children’s entertainer
Clyde Hertzman, Director, Human Early Learning Partnership
David Suzuki
Debora Munoz, ex-City Councillor, Prince George
Donna Macdonald, ex-City Councillor, City of Nelson
Doug Donaldson, MLA for Stikine
Ellen Woodsworth, ex-City Councillor, Vancouver
Gabor Maté, M.D., author and health practitioner
Geoff Meggs City Councillor Vancouver
Heather Deal, City Councillor, Vancouver
Jim Abram, Director, Area C, Strathcona Regional District and Former President of the Union of BC Municipalities
Joel Solomon, President and CEO of Renewal, Executive Director of Endswell Foundation
John Millar, Executive Director, Population and Public Health Program, Provincial Health Services Authority
Joy Kogawa, novelist and poet
Julia and Ed Levy
Kerry Jang, City Councillor, Vancouver
Lynne Sinclair, City Councillor, White Rock
Michael McKnight, CEO, United Way of the Lower Mainland
Mike Harcourt
Murry Krause, City Councillor, Prince George
Rabbi Dr. Robert A. Daum, Director, Iona Pacific Inter-Religious Centre
Raymond Louie, City Councillor, Vancouver
Surinderpal S. Rathor, ex-City Councillor, City of Williams Lake
Tim Stevenson, City Councillor, Vancouver