Vibrant Abbotsford was launched in 2006 by local citizens dedicated to building a more vibrant city through the reduction of poverty. For eleven years, Vibrant Abbotsford sought to provide low income residents with opportunities and tools to help lift themselves out of their current realities. We facilitated numerous research reports and surveys, consultations, and projects in areas such as food security and financial literacy. Vibrant Abbotsford made a measurable impact in the areas of poverty awareness, education, and alleviation.
Moving forward, Vibrant Abbotsford will develop long term, upstream strategies within the local context that can permanently lift people out of poverty. Our focus areas are Poverty Reduction and Living Wage. For more information about our focus areas, take a look at What We’re Doing. As part of our mission, we will continue to collaborate with our community on existing and future poverty reduction efforts, while evaluating and developing new approaches.
We encourage you to visit and explore the site, discovering not only more about our focus areas, but also our listing of valuable resources. It includes local poverty and living wage research and information, such as the Abbotsford Poverty Fact Sheet 2015 (2018 coming soon) and the Living Wage Fraser Valley 2017 Update. It also contains provincial and national resources, such as links to bc211 and Vibrant Communities Canada.
Vibrant Abbotsford will continue to blog about ongoing community collaborations, campaigns, and initiatives, as well as highlight stories of progress made in Abbotsford in the areas of poverty reduction and alleviation. We also encourage you to stay connected on social media, by following up on Twitter and Facebook.
If you have any questions or feedback you would like to share with our team, please do so by filling out the form on our Contact page.
We look forward to working with each of you to build a more vibrant city through the reduction of poverty.