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 work as the community food developer for the Grandview Woodland Food Connection, a Neighbourhood Food Network based out of Britannia Community Centre and where I have worked for the past 10 years. I am also a 30 year resident of Grandview Woodland with deep roots in the community. I bring to my work a passion for community building and engagement, environmental activism, and commitment to building a more just world. In my position I strive to learn how best to respond to community food needs through an inclusive and dignified community development approach, that also includes understanding the systemic conditions that result in poverty and food insecurity. Food access programming alone will not solve food security, therefore events such as the Welfare Food Challenge are important in raising public awareness of the conditions of poverty and systems change needed.