News Topics: Poverty


Global Poverty and Youth – Vancouver, May 27

Challenges, Misperceptions and Responses That Make a Difference Saturday, May 27, 2017 St. George’s School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver Find more info Register now Join Khalil Shariff of the Aga Khan Foundation, Kevin McCort of the Vancouver Foundation and Adrienne Montani of First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy MORE

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First Call op-ed: BC Budget 2017 fails to fill the hole we’ve dug for children, youth and families

Over the last 15 years provincial child-serving ministries, school districts, post-secondary institutions and community service agencies serving children, youth and families had their provincial funding slashed or squeezed. Meanwhile inflation, growing service needs and increased government-imposed fees and costs forced them to cannibalize and reduce their services to balance their MORE

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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