Do you understand the issue of poverty in our communities, and the barriers faced by families and children currently living in poverty? Are you interested in reducing poverty in our region or in understanding provincial poverty reduction initiatives?
Listed below you can find some links and resources compiled by the Mount Waddington Health Network's Table of Partners. If you have any further resources, please feel free to share them.
BC Poverty Reduction Coalition
This site is full of value. Consider joining the newsletter and gain access to ongoing resources.
Toolkit: What Local Government Can Do Around Poverty Reduction
BC Government: What We Heard Consultation Report
Compilation of community consultations leading up to BC Poverty Reduction plan.
About the BC Poverty Reduction Plan legislation
This is information on legislation for a BC Poverty Reductions plan passed in October, with further plans to come in the Spring.
ABC Plan website
This is a key Poverty Reduction campaign website.
Other Poverty Reduction Work
All On Board Transit Campaign
Can you do something like this in your region? Consider how this initiative can be tailored to fit. This group advocated for free transit for all children and youth 0-18 and a sliding scale monthly pass system based on income to eliminate barriers for people living in poverty.
Community Action Network
The CAN provides free training for people interested in anti-poverty advocacy.
This is a peer based capacity and leadership development project