With Family Day and Valentine’s Day behind us, let’s turn our attention to those people who are unseen and uncared for on those holidays and ask ourselves what happens when you are a single adult in British Columbia experiencing poverty? (Also … Continue reading
A message from Inclusion BC Please sign and distribute! CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION We want Premier Christy Clark and Minister Michelle Stilwell to raise the rates and leave our bus pass alone! Bring back the $45 per year bus pass … Continue reading
Phase 2 of the City of Vancouver’s Healthy City Strategy includes improving and revising their own policies and advocating for the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition’s Poverty Reduction Strategy at provincial and national levels.
BC government doesn’t make the grade on education funding with continued cuts See Original here. VICTORIA-Finance Minister Mike de Jong may have started his budget speech today with a school report card metaphor, but on education funding, the BC government … Continue reading
The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition has collaborated with Canada without Poverty, the Canadian Poverty Institute, the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network, the MacKillop Centre for Social Justice and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives to prepare a 35 page written submission for the UN’s Committee on … Continue reading
The CCPA has published the poverty and inequality section of their alternative federal budget. You can download the full report here. During the 2015 federal election campaign, the Liberal party campaigned vigorously on a promise to tackle inequality and substantially … Continue reading
By Adrienne Montani, Times Colonist See original article here. Family Day in B.C. is meant to recognize the value for working parents and other caregivers of spending time with their children, their extended families and friends. First Call: B.C. Child … Continue reading
Students at Princess Margaret Secondary School’s Student Leadership wrote to the Prime Minister to express their concern about poverty in BC and a need for a poverty reduction plan. You can read a sampling of those letters here.
By Roshini Nair, Global News See original article here. A Fraser Institute study says the true rate of long-term poverty is much lower than commonly reported with only 1.5 per cent of Canadians being stuck in low income every year between … Continue reading
January 2016 See First Call’s post here. Read the report here. Navigating British Columbia’s social assistance system can be challenging. This report, Walking the Line to Put Their Families First: Lone Mothers Navigating Welfare and Work in British Columbia, shares … Continue reading