About Raise the Rates
RAISE THE RATES is a coalition of community groups and organizations concerned with the level of poverty and homelessness in British Columbia.
I am from Winnipeg, MB but recently moved to Vancouver, BC to pursue graduate studies at Simon Fraser University. I’m currently in the Master’s of Public Health program, within the Global Health Stream. As you can imagine, we often discuss the social determinants of health in our seminars, including socioeconomic status and food insecurity.
I have been involved in volunteer work both abroad and domestically, recently I’ve had the opportunity to spend some of my time working in a homeless shelter in my hometown. The reality of the struggles of living on social welfare were very apparent to me throughout this experience.
I am excited for the humbling opportunity to raise public awareness of these issues and personally experience the struggles of strategic budgeting and meal planning. Hopefully we can raise enough awareness to work towards creating sustainable ways to address the issues surrounding food insecurity.