Three Shelters Spared

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BC’s provincial government has decided to continue funding three of the seven emergency shelters scheduled to close at the end of this month and to find housing options for the 160 homeless affected by the closure of the remaining shelters. … Continue reading

2010 Poverty Olympics

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Vancouver, Sunday, February 7th, 12:30PM – 3PM Vancouver is set to host the 3rd Annual Poverty Olympics! Come out for free family fun with a conscience at the Japanese Language School (487 Alexander St., Vancouver). Watch the Games (Welfare Hurdles, … Continue reading

Poverty Olympics Torch Relay

January – February 2010 The first ever Poverty Olympics Torch Relay will be held in January and February 2010 in the lead-up to the official Vancouver Winter Olympics. It will end at the Poverty Olympics, the highly successful community event … Continue reading

Ontario’s progress report

While BC awaits a plan, Ontario has released its first annual report on their poverty reduction strategy, “Breaking the Cycle: The First Year.” The report provides an introduction to Ontario’s poverty reduction strategy followed by achievements and success indicators from … Continue reading