So why this blog?
Although we live in one of the most developed and resource-rich countries globally, Canada and British Columbia have to deal with alarming poverty levels here at home. Thus, the purpose of this blog is to raise awareness about poverty in BC. If poverty is eliminated, we believe that it will contribute to building better communities by reducing social inequality and fostering economic growth. Poverty is a human rights issue that is prominent in BC. Women, gender diverse people, Indigenous people, single seniors and adults, people with disabilities and people of colour are more likely to live in poverty (BC Human Rights).