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 – I am the Executive Director of MPA Society, an agency that supports people with mental illness throughout the Lower Mainland. Over the last 16 years, I have witnessed the creativity and courage of people struggling to make such limited funds last throughout the month.
This Welfare Food Challenge is a stark reminder of the challenges many of the most vulnerable people in our communities face on a daily basis. While I am not looking forward to this week or the hunger that is certain to come, it is a recognition of the importance of adequate funding to support health, nutrition and recovery from mental illness.