This year, are you giving change?

BC is one of the most generous provinces in Canada. We give our time and money to charity because we care about those less fortunate than ourselves. And yet, BC has had one of the highest poverty rates in Canada … Continue reading

Take Action: Calling All Municipalities!

The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition is calling on municipalities and local band councils across BC to take action in support of a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy for the province. We are calling for action from individual councils and from the … Continue reading

How to Make your Food Bank Drive Better

The holiday season is fast approaching, and as we get closer, more and more people start thinking of giving a helping hand. Everyone feels compassionate towards children living in poverty, people needing a bed to sleep in, or families not … Continue reading

Chew On This!

On October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, join us in calling for a federal poverty reduction strategy. 3.8 million people in Canada cannot access the food they need.  Close to 1 million people use food banks each month. … Continue reading

Success at the UBCM!

In support of our members, Raise the Rates and Faith in Action, we were successful at the recent Union of BC Municipalities (lots of mayors and city councillors) in getting 2 key resolutions passed: raising the welfare rates and eliminating … Continue reading

Imagine a World Without Food Banks

(Campaign by Faith in Action, Victoria. Supported by BC Poverty Reduction Coalition.) Take Action Against Hunger: Get Your City Council on Board! Faith in Action are advocating for the elimination of food banks within their community. Having volunteered at the food … Continue reading

Queer and Trans Poverty Study

Update, June 9: Trish speaks in support of Vancouver School Board policy for queer and trans students. Find out more here. A major gap in research on queer and trans poverty in BC currently exists; because of this these communities … Continue reading