Tag Archives: Poverty

Powell River conducts a community well being survey

The City of Powell River, qathet Regional District and Tla’amin Nation, along with Lift Community Services and First Credit Union, have begun work on Phase I of the Regional Poverty Reduction Strategy. This includes a community well being survey, which will be conducted between March 15 and April 15, 2021. 

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No universal basic income for BC

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

It appears to be the end of the road for a universal basic income in British Columbia.

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BC recovery benefit application virtually inaccessible to people who need it

“the Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter 

The newly launched BC Recovery Benefit opened for applications last week — a key NDP promise in last fall’s controversial election — but already it’s turning into an insurmountable barrier for some low-income people and seniors faced with an unexpected barrage of paperwork and documentation.

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5.1 million Canadians experience food insecurity

By Marc Fawcett-Atkinson, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

About 5.1 million Canadians are food insecure, and many of them are struggling with mental health issues. And the pandemic has made the situation worse, according to a report released Wednesday by Statistics Canada.

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Direct cash transfers can lift people out of homelessness

“The Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter and broadcast in the October 30th, 2020, edition of Folk U Radio.

How can society help folks experiencing homelessness? A new study based in the Lower Mainland shows that one of the solutions can be simple—just give folks direct cash transfers.

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