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Employer practices

May 26, 2011

Employees earning less than a Living Wage and their employers were surveyed on topics such as familiarity with the Living Wage, employment satisfaction and hiring practices.

Neighbourhood Action Grants

May 2, 2011

Vibrant Abbotsford funded community projects focused on poverty reduction, neighbourhood safety, social and cultural diversity, affordable recreation, and team building.

Abbotsford Connect

Oct 20, 2010

Abbotsford Connect is an annual event that provides services to people sleeping rough, staying with friends, living on the edge, or who just can’t make ends meet. The 2010 event reached over 215 guests and 27 service agencies took part.

Harm Reduction

Jun 3, 2010

Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies that reduce the negative consequences of drug use, incorporating a spectrum of strategies from safer use, to managed use, to abstinence. Harm reduction strategies meet drug users "where they're at," addressing conditions of use along with the use itself.

100 Conversations: How does poverty affect you?

May 12, 2010

100 conversations were undertaken with randomly selected Abbotsfordians (at the bus loop, and a local shopping centre) to gather input on what poverty means to people, what they feel causes it, and what might be done to improve the situation. The results assist in the direction of our efforts towards community education.

Myths and Truths about Poverty in Abbotsford

May 12, 2010

Explore common myths about the standard of living in Abbotsford and shed some light on the poverty in our midst. This rich booklet highlights poverty myths as they relate to Canada in general and Abbotsford in particular.