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’m fortunate to work as the Manager of Donor Engagement and Fund Development at Vancity Community Foundation. As I plan my menu for the one week that is the Welfare Food Challenge, I’m reminded that not having access to nourishing amounts of healthy food is the daily, ongoing reality for far too many people. Our province of plenty has one of the highest rates of poverty in the country, and we still do not have a poverty reduction strategy. It’s time to change public policy and Raise the Rates, now.