The Road to a Poverty-Free BC

The Road to a Poverty-Free BC: Connecting Communities for Upstream Action is a series of workshops where local community members can share their knowledge and strengthen their ability to work for meaningful change. The workshops can also set the stage for a dialogue between communities in BC.

Trish will facilitate a community workshop on story-telling and effective advocacy, providing an opportunity to strategize about how we can work together to make systemic change in tackling poverty. These events are part of a province-wide tour. Come and hear success stories, learn practical skills and connect with other communities around BC.
Everyone welcome!

  • People living in poverty and their allies
  • Service providers, community organizations or others who work directly with those in poverty
  • Anyone who wants to make meaningful change!

Lunch provided. Other supports to attend available on request.

The current schedule of event is as follows (more events and details are being added as they are confirmed):

Upcoming Events

If you would like us to come to your community, please contact Trish.

Past Events

May 23, BC Federation of Labour regional conference

Prince Rupert
May 25, Fisherman’s Hall
Co-hosted with Kaien Anti-Poverty Society

Prince George
May 26, Central Interior Native Health Society

June 9, 9:30am-1:30pm, Richmond Caring Place
Co-hosted with Richmond Poverty Response Committee
Please register here

North Vancouver
June 25, 9:30am-1:30pm, Tsleil Waututh Community Centre
Co-hosted with North Shore Disability Resource Centre
Please register here.

September 17, 9:30am-1:30pm, Hollywood Road Education Services (1040 Hollywood Road)
Co-hosted with Canadian Federation of University Women
Please register here.

September 18, 9:30am-1:30pm, People Place
Co-hosted with Canadian Federation of University Women, North Okanagan Early Years Council, Success by 6
Please register here.

October 14, 9:30am-1:30pm, Brechin United Church Hall (1998 Estevan Road)
Co-hosted with the Ending Poverty Together Coalition
Please register here.

October 15, 9:30am-1:30pm, St. John the Divine Church (1611 Quadra St.)
Co-hosted with Community Social Planning Council and Faith in Action
Please register here.

October 20, 9:30am-1:30pm, Abbotsford Exhibition Park, Ag Rec Gallery (32470 Haida Drive)
Co-hosted with Vibrant Abbotsford
Please register here.

October 21, 12:00-4:00pm, Brentwood Community Resource Centre (2055 Rosser Avenue)
Co-hosted with Burnaby Community Services Society
Please register here.

Nov. 9, Revelstoke Community Centre
Co-hosted with City of Revelstoke Social Development Committee
Please register here

Nov. 10, Cranbrook United Church
Co-hosted with Cranbrook Poverty Reduction Committee
Please register here

Nov. 12, more details to come

Nov. 13, Community Futures Training Room
Co-hosted with Nelson at its Best Poverty Reduction Committee
Please register here

Nov. 27, Simon Fraser University
Co-hosted with the Public Health Association of BC
Please register here