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In The News:

Housing, homelessness on BC voters’ minds – Business in Vancouver

BC needs poverty reduction plan – Times Colonist

BC Liberals  must do more to help the poor – The Province

BC: 1-in-5 children still live in poverty – Vancouver Sun

Food Bank use at all-time high in BC – CBC Radio

BC children’s well-being worsening – Vancouver Metro

BC’s high child poverty rate – AM730

Canadians still without right to housing – Vancouver Courier

Anti-poverty protesters at housing forum – Vancouver Sun

Migrants struggle to access healthcare – The Province

Government should fix filthy, broken buildings – Vancouver Metro

BC seniors more vulnerable to homelessness – CBC

BC housing crisis worsens child poverty – Vancouver Metro

BC NDP vows $10 childcare – The Tyee

Poverty and children with mental illness – Vancouver Metro

Action on poverty – The Province

Welfare Food Challenge: I can choose – The Tyee

Going Hungry for a cause – Tri-City News

Seeking a BC poverty reduction plan – Times-Colonist

Half a million going hungry- Vancouver Sun

City of millionaires- CBC

BC has highest rate of inequality in Canada- Times Colonist

For some B.C. children with mental illness, poverty is the diagnosis- Vancouver Metro

Trish Garner: Let’s demand action on poverty in B.C.- The Province

Homelessness, affordable housing key issues as UBCM kicks off- CBC

Northern B.C. families have highest levels of food insecurity- Business Vancouver

Surrey has highest rate of kids in income assisted homes- 24hrs

Rally for affordable housing 2016  – The Province

Food Banks call for gov’t action- CBC

Renting unaffordable for many – VanCity

Child Poverty in BC 1-in-5  – CBC

May 31 record high homeless count- Vancouver Sun

Methdone exemption on social assistance 2016  – CBC

BC gov’t forced to end charges for methadone – Georgia Straight

BC poverty stats 2014 – Georgia Straight

 Homelessness top issue in British Columbia – Business in Vancouver

Social assistance rates threaten residents health  – Public Health Association

BC childcare squeeze – Vancouver Sun

Series on poverty – The Tyee

-De Jong Budget

-Two Meals a Day: Living on Disability Assistance in Vancouver

-Lens on Poverty

-Welfare Rates Freeze

-BC’s Profound Moral Failure on Disability Rates

Reports:

Hunger Count 2016 – Foodbanks Canada

BC Commentary: A Review of Trends Sept. 2016 – CCPA

2016 Policymakers’ Guide to Basic Income – CCPA

2015 poverty progress report

2015 Child Poverty Report Card – First Call

2016 food summit report

BC Gov’t income assistance table

The Cost of Poverty- CCPA 2011

Hunger Count 2015

Super Unequal British Columbia

Organizations:

BC Poverty Reduction Coalition

Raise the Rates

Carnegie Community Action Project

Clowns Against Child Poverty

PovNet

Raising The Roof

More Than a Roof

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office

First Call BC – child and youth advocacy coalition

TAPS-Together Against Poverty Society

BC NDP on Poverty

 Petitions:

Social Assistance Rate Raise petition

BCTF End Child Poverty petition

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