News Topics: Poverty

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Op-ed: Time to make investing in B.C. families our top priority

In an op-ed published by the Vancouver Sun on Family Day, Feb. 11, 2017, four advocates call on British Columbians and the BC government to invest in children and families. “As investments in child, family and community supports have lagged, our most vulnerable families, children and individuals have suffered,” write MORE


CWP Poverty Progress Profile on BC

Michele Bliss of Canada without Poverty writes in the Huffington Post: “British Columbia is likely the province most cited as failing on ending poverty. In a review of our Poverty Progress Profile on BC, statistics illustrate the stark reality across the province. One in five children in the province live MORE


Poverty Free BC Rally, Mar. 4

Are you concerned about making ends meet with rising rent, unaffordable child care and increasing MSP premiums and hydro costs? Are you worried about growing food-bank use and homelessness in our communities? Come out and march for the issues facing us all in BC. Join the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, MORE


Canadian Poverty Hub – Call for submissions

The Canadian Poverty Institute and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness have launched the Canadian Poverty Hub. The Poverty Hub will be an online repository of research on the causes and impacts of poverty, as well as policies and best practices in poverty prevention and reduction. The Poverty Hub will be MORE


Lessons from the Chicago Teachers Strike: Coalition-building, organizing & the fight against austerity – Vancouver, Jan. 18

Wednesday, Jan. 18 7 pm SFU Woodward’s, 149 West Hastings, Vancouver Free. All welcome. Refreshments. Find more info Join Michael Brunson of the Chicago Teachers’ Union and Sonia Singh of Labor Notes magazine for a timely and dynamic talk on labour and community coalition-building, organizing and the struggle against austerity. MORE