Useful reports on Welfare and Poverty

Here is some more information about poverty, its true costs, and its harm on society.

‘We Can’t Afford Poverty’ website
has lots of info and materials too: https://nopovertybc.ca

BC Poverty Reduction Plan
http://bcpovertyreduction.ca/learn-more/plan-for-bc/

Food Costing BC 2015, Provincial Health Services Agency
Food Costing in BC 2015 (PDF)

Carnegie Community Action Project
Working to build community in the Downtown East Side
http://www.carnegieaction.org/

Cost of Poverty (CCPA)
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/costofpovertybc

Child Poverty in BC (First Call)
First Call BC Child Poverty Report Card 2015 (PDF)

HUNGRY FOR JUSTICE: Advancing a Right to Food for Children in BC by Laura Track
https://bccla.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/20150501-Hungry-For-Justice-Advancing-a-Right-to-Food-for-Children-in-BC.pdf (PDF)

Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2011
http://nutritionalsciences.lamp.utoronto.ca/just-released-household-food-insecurity-in-canada-2011/

Opinion poll on poverty in BC (BC Healthy Living Alliance)
http://www.bchealthyliving.ca/hungry-change-poll-shows-british-columbians-want-action-poverty

Poverty Damages attention and thinking
http://www.vancourier.com/news/poverty-impairs-ability-to-focus-says-ubc-study-1.615093 &
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/341/6149/976.full

Money the best prescription for health
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/treating-poverty-works-like-medicine-doctors-say-1.1365662 &
What Makes Us Sick (PDF in English)

BC’s Hardest Working (Poverty Reduction Coalition)
http://bcshardestworking.ca/

Inequality bad for most people and society (Equality Trust)
http://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/
There is a wealth of info. Have a look at
http://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/education and
https://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/resources/spirit-level-slides

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