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Tristan Johnson

Tristan Johnson
Tristan Johnson has been a Planning Analyst with the City of New Westminster since 2013. He has been involved in the research, development, implementation, analysis and evaluation of many City policies and strategies, including the Secured Market Rental Housing Policy, Family-Friendly Housing Policy and Poverty Reduction Strategy.

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Dispelling Poverty Myths in New Westminster

Posted by Tristan Johnson on May 15, 2019

The City of New Westminster’s Poverty Mythbusters report dispels stereotypes around the demographics of people living in poverty, pathways into poverty, working poverty, and child poverty. It was created by the New Westminster Community Poverty Reduction Initiative, a diverse group of non-profit organizations and government agencies involved in fighting poverty in New Westminster.

In 2015, a survey and focus group with people living in poverty identified stigma and a lack of community understanding of what it’s like to live in poverty as a major issue.

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