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City of Delta promotes social role of local government

Posted by Jill Zacharias on May 17, 2022

As communities work together to tackle complex social issues, understanding the role and responsibilities of each sector is a first step in co-creating positive, effective change.

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Eleven BC Communities Ending Poverty strategies released in 2021

Posted by Jill Zacharias on January 24, 2022

The November 2021 BC Poverty Reduction Community of Practice highlighted poverty-reduction strategies created across the province in 2021.

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British Columbia: Pathways to Ending Working Poverty in Action

Posted by Jill Zacharias on November 14, 2021

On October 20, 2021, the Ending Working Poverty in British Columbia webinar co-generated intersectoral dialogue on one of the most important topics faced in Canada today.

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The world is coming apart at the seams, and what we can do about it – a dose of inspiration

Posted by Lisa Helps on October 27, 2021

In this blog post, Mayor of Victoria Lisa Helps reflects on her strategies for responding locally while facing an array of crises – climate, housing, COVID-19 – found in British Columbia, in Canada and abroad.

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Looking Ahead: Proposals for a Just and Inclusive Recovery

Posted by Christine Hadekel on June 18, 2020

COVID-19 has exposed many of the structural inequities in our country and has highlighted many of the gaps and inadequacies of our social safety net. At the same time, the pandemic has demonstrated how our government can take bold and swift action to support the most vulnerable through meaningful investments, policies and social supports.

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Rent Banks: An Innovative Strategy in a Time of Crisis

Posted by Christine Hadekel on April 22, 2020

As the economic toll of COVID-19 continues to deepen across Canada, Canadian renters are facing an unprecedented housing crisis. Many have lost their jobs and are worried about keeping a roof over their head in the months ahead. While renters wait for federal and provincial relief programs to come into full effect, local rent banks are ramping up their efforts to support low-income households that are no longer able to pay their rent or utilities.

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