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.
Vancouver. Born and raised in Australia, I’ve been fortunate enough to call Vancouver home since 2011. When I arrived, I was struck by the profound sense of community and inclusiveness. However, increasingly I’ve been concerned by the growing inequality we see around us in Greater Vancouver.
By joining the Welfare Food Challenge, I aim to demonstrate how challenging it is to survive on social assistance, but also that anyone can be an advocate for change to highlight and address inequality. We are all able to take action to say it’s not ok that many of our neighbors have less than $20 for food each week.