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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/

Harvest Box and Bulk Buying Club Project Update

In the last year, Abbotsford Harvest Box and Bulk Buying Club took 1,498 orders for a total of 2195 Harvest Boxes (about 72 people per order period). Clients saved 38% of their costs on produce, with total savings to all participants being $10,821. Read m…
Abbotsford Harvest Box and Bulk Buying Club Abbotsford Harvest Box and Bulk Buying Club tackles local food insecurity by making healthy food more affordable and accessible … http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/harvest-box-and-bulk-buying-club-project-update/

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/

Myths and Truths about Poverty in Abbotsford

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.
Excerpts from Vibrant Abbotsford's Myths and Truths about Poverty in Abbotsford Overview Abbotsford has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. The population expand… http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/myths-and-truths-about-poverty-abbotsford/

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/

Abbotsford Community Poverty Profile

Abbotsford faces unique challenges and opportunities in poverty reduction including rapid growth, a rural/urban dichotomy, a young population and an ethnically diverse community.
Excerpts from Vibrant Abbotsford's The Abbotsford Community - A Poverty Profile Overview Located in British Columbia's Fraser Valley, Abbotsford faces unique challenges and op… http://vibrantabbotsford.ca/blog/abbot/