Poverty Reduction Strategy

A logo with the words: Thrive Together, A poverty reduction strategy on the North Shore

The District of West Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, Squamish Nation, and Tsleil-Waututh Nation are working together to create a Poverty Reduction Strategy for the North Shore.

With financial support from provincial grant funding, the three North Shore municipalities and two partner First Nations have kicked off this initiative to understand what is needed to thrive together on the North Shore.

This important initiative builds from TogetherBC, British Columbia’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy.

What is the purpose of this?

The consequences of poverty affect everyone. Tell us about what you need to go from surviving to thriving and we can help build a better community for everyone. This project is about creating a North Shore that lifts people up and breaks the cycle of poverty.

Please join us for a virtual workshop on Thursday, April 28, from 6-8pm to discuss the North Shore's first poverty reduction strategy. Register: https:bit.ly/3JemN4N

What are we focusing on?

Poverty is complex. The provincial Poverty Reduction Strategy has four guiding principles – affordability, opportunity, reconciliation, and social inclusion. Tell us about your experiences with these issues. Can you afford adequate housing, child care, and other support services? Do you have opportunities to learn new skills so that you can reach your potential? Have you experienced discrimination because of your identity? Do you feel like you belong on the North Shore? Learn more in the Thrive Together North Shore handout.

What else?

What prevents you from participating in the activities you need or want to do? What experiences are hard or stressful for you or someone you know? What do you need to feel more connected to your community?

Contact us

Have information you'd like share? Please email Eirikka Brandson, Community Planning, at brandsone@dnv.org

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