The Latest

Contribute. We love to hear your thoughts, your musings and your latest work. Please share with us!
Write a post

Living Wage Week 2022 and Our Current Call to Action

Posted by Danya Pastuszek on November 18, 2022

On Wednesday evenings, while my seven-year-old plays basketball, I frequently have warm conversations with a school maintenance professional. She works with intention, and you can tell she believes that the kids in her building are full of promise and potential. She air-fives the coaches. She has taken time to learn about me and to share her perspective on what resources are needed to support young people.

She looks after a school at 6 o’clock at night, instead of eating dinner with the people she loves.

She likely makes around $39,000 CAD per year, which translates to $18.75 an hour.

Read More

Poverty reduction and the social determinants of health in Alberni-Clayoquot

Posted by Alberni Clayoquot Health Network on October 5, 2022

Alberni Clayoquot Health Network is a community-driven mechanism that speaks with a collective voice on regional and local health issues; builds partnerships and capacity; shares concerns, ideas and resources; and creates innovative solutions that impact the social determinants of health and support sustainable healthy communities.

 

Read More

Nelson at its Best drives successful poverty reduction strategy implementation

Posted by Jill Zacharias on September 29, 2022

Following the launch of their poverty reduction strategy in 2021, Nelson at its Best (NAIB) is leading successful implementation through targeted collaboration with community partners.

Read More

Putting Knowledge into Action in a (Post)-COVID World

Posted by Jim Cresswell on September 26, 2022

This blog post is the second in a two-part series of posts by Jim Cresswell, PhD, in relation to the COVID 19 and the Newly Vulnerable initiative. Click here to see the first post in this series.

Read More

Rethinking capacity as a way to empower those living with poverty

Posted by Jim Cresswell on September 12, 2022

This blog post is the first in a two-part series of posts by Jim Cresswell, PhD, in relation to the COVID 19 and the Newly Vulnerable initiative. Click here to see the second post in this series.

Read More

City of Vancouver embeds equity and anti-racism into its poverty-reduction plan

Posted by City of Vancouver on August 30, 2022

The City of Vancouver is defined by its natural surroundings, strong economy and diverse population. They envision a city where those who are marginalized most are neither excluded from care, nor an opportunity for flourishing. Rather, they are systemically prioritized for it.

Read More