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 a Dietitian living in Nanaimo and working in several roles within my local community. Having recently finished my degree at UBC, I am excited to be able to use my education to help others around me. I come from a background where I have never had to experience hunger or concern about where my next meal will come from. Completing this challenge will give me knowledge about the welfare system in our province and more compassion for those living in poverty. I am surprised that most people I know have no idea how little welfare recipients receive. My goal in completing this challenge is to raise awareness, while helping to create change and improve the lives and health of others.