Nelson adopts poverty reduction resolution

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Nelson council recently passed the following motion unanimously:  THAT the City of Nelson copy the attached resolution to the AKGLG (Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments) and submit the attached resolution to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities before June … Continue reading

A Win for a Living Wage

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Congrats New West! New Westminster City Council voted unanimously to adopt the first municipal Living Wage policy in Canada. They have used the Living Wage Coalition’s definition of the family living wage (meaning, modelled on a family of four with … Continue reading

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