Poverty

Statistics Canada’s offices at Tunny’s Pasture in Ottawa are shown on Friday, March 8, 2019. Statistics Canada will lay out today how many Canadians live below the country’s low-income threshold as part of an updated portrait of poverty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

StatCan says 3.2 million living in poverty, including 566,000 children

The child poverty rate of 8.2 per cent however is little changed from 2017

 

Attorney General David Eby, (left), and Premier John Horgan look on as Finance Minister Carole James delivers the budget speech from the legislative assembly at Legislature in Victoria, B.C. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

B.C. budget will have ‘very little impact’ on poverty, advocates say

New Child Opportunity Benefit and income assistance increases are too small for a large effect

 

The free clothing racks at Our Place Society are looking fairly lean, especially on the men’s side. The downtown service provider is encouraging community members to donate any unwanted clothing, from pants, shirts and coats to new socks and underwear for both men and women, all of which is made directly available to those in need. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria’s Our Place in desperate need of clothing donations

Downtown service provider feeling pinch from less frequent community clothing drives

 

EDITORIAL: Connect with Victoria’s homeless community on the Coldest Night of the Year

EDITORIAL: Connect with Victoria’s homeless community on the Coldest Night of the Year

Our Place taking part in national event for the first time

  • Dec 6, 2017
EDITORIAL: Connect with Victoria’s homeless community on the Coldest Night of the Year