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Poverty Reduction Summit Recap

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.
POVERTY REDUCTION SUMMIT: EVERY CITY, PROVINCE AND TERRITORY WORKING TOGETHER Here are some of the major takeaways from the "Poverty Reduction Summit: Every city, province and … http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/poverty-reduction-summit-recap/

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

$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 (in…
LIVING WAGE RISES AGAIN IN 2015: $17.27/HOUR REQUIRED FOR FRASER VALLEY FAMILIES TO MAKE ENDS MEET  (Abbotsford) $17.27 is the wage required to cover the real costs of raising … http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/living-wage-rises-again-2015-1727hour-required-fraser-valley-families-make-ends-meet/

Living Wage Week brings together communities across Canada

Abbotsford residents make up some of the 1.8 million employed people across Canada who don’t earn enough at their jobs to pull themselves and their families above the poverty line. These are the working poor. Paying employees a living wage can change tha…
Living Wage Week brings together communities across Canada Abbotsford residents make up some of the 1.8 million employed people across Canada who don’t earn enough at their… http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/living-wage-week-brings-together-communities-across-canada/

$17.02/hour required for Fraser Valley families to make ends meet

$17.02 is the 2014 Fraser Valley Living Wage - the hourly wage that two working parents with young children must earn to cover the real costs of raising a family. Up 65 cents (4%) since 2012, families must now spend $156 more each month to make ends meet.
2014 LIVING WAGE CALCULATION ANNOUNCED: $17.02/HR REQUIRED FOR FRASER VALLEY FAMILIES TO MAKE ENDS MEET (Abbotsford) $17.02 is the 2014 Fraser Valley living wage rate,… http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/2014-living-wage-calculation-announced-1702hour-required-fraser-valley-families-make-ends-meet-1702hour-required-fraser-valley-f/

Living Wage Fraser Valley - 2013 Update

For families with young children, the costs of basic necessities like food, rent and childcare quickly add up. Even with full-time work year round, both parents in a family of four must earn at least $16.37 to escape severe financial stress in the Fraser …
LIVING WAGE CALCULATION SHOWS THE REAL COSTS OF RAISING A FAMILY IN THE FRASER VALLEY ABBOTSFORD, B.C., May 2nd, 2013 – For families with young children, the costs of basic… http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/living-wage-fraser-valley-2013-update/

Harm Reduction

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," addressi…
Excerpts from Vibrant Abbotsford's Harm Reduction: Theory and Practice; Barriers and Benefits Principles of Harm Reduction Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies tha… http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/harm-reduction/

Economic, Social and Civic Opportunities for All

Vibrant Abbotsford is a group of diverse community partners working together to generate long-lasting solutions that prevent and reduce poverty in Abbotsford, BC. To create conditions for reducing poverty in Abbotsford, we present low income residents wit…
Excerpts from Vibrant Abbotsford's Economic, Social and Civic Opportunities for All Introduction Abbotsford, BC, is now the province’s fifth largest city with a population of mo… http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/economic-social-and-civic-opportunities-all/