BC has one of the highest poverty rates in the country. With a very high cost of living (particularly housing costs), far too many British Columbians find it difficult to make ends meet. The number of households facing an affordability challenge in the Capital Region continues to rise.
This report uses a variety of different sources to examine five elements of what it takes for individuals and families to meet their basic needs: participation in the labour market and employment, income, poverty, housing and food security.
Looking for trends: an examination of 2006 and 1996 Census data
Capital Region Community Action Plan on Poverty – A Strategy to Improve the Health & Wellbeing of All Residents in BC’s Capital Region
Outlining seven strategic goals and the actions planned to achieve them.