I live in Vancouver and work at Vancity. I am taking on this challenge is to increase social awareness about the issue of living in poverty and to create conversation around welfare and that it can happen to anybody.
Even from the introductory briefing of this challenge, I have learned much already and feel deep appreciation for this initiative. No one chooses to live this way.
With a busy family and work life, this is an opportunity to break up the routine and the bubble some of us live in. This experience will open up dialogue with my family and friends about the lack of basic needs that many adults and children don’t have and the collective work we can do to make changes.