Councillor, City of Terrace and Poverty Law Advocate, TDCSS
I am taking the challenge because I was a teen mom on welfare. I spent a lot of time below the poverty line. It is so important to raise awareness and understanding of the difficulty for people living on so little. The expectation that they should simply be able to pull up their boot straps when you are faced daily with just needing to survive, is unrealistic. Shelter and food should be a basic human right.