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Current Projects

Vibrant Abbotsford - Financial Literacy
Vibrant Abbotsford - Living Wage


Financial Empowerment Begins Again This September

Aug 25, 2016

The Matched Savings project will begin this September and serve youth aging out of care. In its third year, this project is funded by and in partnership with Coast Capital Savings.

Pacific Community Resources Society certified as the Fraser Valley’s fourth Living Wage employer

Jan 6, 2016

In 2010, PCRS was one of the first employers in Metro Vancouver to adopt the living wage, advocating that paying a living wage serves as a strategic solution to BC’s rising poverty rate. This week, they have been recognized as the fourth certified Living Wage employer in the Fraser Valley.

Mount Lehman Credit Union certified as the Fraser Valley’s third Living Wage employer

Jul 16, 2015

Nine employers, including Mount Lehman Credit Union, were certified on July 2nd as Living Wage Employers by the Living Wage for Families Campaign. Mount Lehman Credit Union is now the third certified Living Wage employer in the Fraser Valley.

Poverty Reduction Summit Recap

Jun 25, 2015

Here are some of the major takeaways from the "Poverty Reduction Summit: Every city, province and territory working together," held in Ottawa, May 6-8th, 2015.

Living wage rises again in 2015: $17.27/hour required for Fraser Valley families to make ends meet

Apr 29, 2015

$17.27 is the wage required to cover the real costs of raising a family in the Fraser Valley. This is the 2015 Fraser Valley living wage, the hourly wage that two full-time working parents with two young children must earn to meet their basic expenses (including rent, child care, food and transportation), once government taxes, credits, deductions and subsidies have been taken into account.