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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 Fraser Valley Project Update

Living Wage Fraser Valley is now an established, multi-sectoral group who partners with Living Wage for Families to deliver an employer recognition program. Read more about what has been going on with this project for 2013-2014.
Living Wage Fraser Valley Living wage is the minimum hourly income required for a family of four with both parents working full-time to meet basic needs without financial a… http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/living-wage-fraser-valley-project-update/

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/

Top Abbotsford Employer

Prospera Credit Union is Vibrant Abbotsford’s inaugural Top Abbotsford Employer Award recipient! Treating employees well benefits employers through increased staff retention and reduced advertising, hiring and training costs.
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Vibrant Abbotsford is hosting the launch of their Top Abbotsford Employers recognition program on Feb 28 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am at 35190 Delair Road, Cascad… http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/top-abbotsford-employer/

Neighbourhood Action Grants

Vibrant Abbotsford funded community projects focused on poverty reduction, neighbourhood safety, social and cultural diversity, affordable recreation, and team building.
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Vibrant Abbotsford has introduced their Neighbourhood Action Grants with an aim to build civic participation and local leadership by helping Abbotsford resi… http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/neighbourhood-action-grants/

100 Conversations: How does poverty affect you?

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 …
Overview 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, w… http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/100-conversations-how-does-poverty-affect-you/

Creating Election Excitement

Hosting a conversation café in Abbotsford around the topic of poverty provided a great opportunity for focused discussion among citizens and provincial candidates. Organizers learned a great deal about residents’ views on poverty while also recognizing a …
Excerpts from Vibrant Abbotsford's Creating Election Excitement: All-Candidates Poverty Forum in Abbotsford Challenge Finding ways to reignite passion and interest in electio… http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/creating-election-excitement/

Neighbourhoods Project Report

The Neighbourhoods Project gathered information about issues surrounding rural and urban perceptions of poverty in Abbotsford. The project led to conversations with immigrant and migrant farm workers and members of Abbotsford’s Indo-Canadian community – a…
Excerpts from Vibrant Abbotsford's The Neighbourhoods Project: Vibrant Abbotsford Talks about Poverty Challenge Abbotsford, BC, is described as “the city in the country.” Split … http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/neighbourhoods-project-report/

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/