Poverty

Cycle for Strong Kids (YMCA Okanagan/Contributed).

Kelowna raises more than $60,000 for YMCA Okanagan

The funding will go toward local vulnerable children to have access to programs at the YMCA

 

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Survey invites Central Okanagan residents to share their experiences of poverty

Survey results will be used to help reduce poverty and increase wellness

  • May 26, 2021

 

The former Summerland Asset Development Initiative building on Prairie Valley Road in Summerland was suggested as the site for a temporary transitional housing facility for the community. However, Summerland council has rejected this proposal. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland council rejects transitional housing facility

Concerns raised about short timeline and condition of municipally-owned building

 

According to a recent child poverty report card published by the BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition last year, one in six children in the Central Okanagan are currently living in poverty. (Contributed)
According to a recent child poverty report card published by the BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition last year, one in six children in the Central Okanagan are currently living in poverty. (Contributed)
The former Summerland Asset Development Initiative building on Prairie Valley Road in Summerland was suggested as the site for a temporary transitional housing facility for the community. However, Summerland council has rejected this proposal. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Transitional housing facility considered for Summerland

Temporary facility would occupy former youth centre location

The former Summerland Asset Development Initiative building on Prairie Valley Road in Summerland was suggested as the site for a temporary transitional housing facility for the community. However, Summerland council has rejected this proposal. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
(Libreshot.com)

Wealth tax could fund $20B in aid, child care for 1.3M impoverished Canadian kids: report

Indigenous children experienced higher than average rates of child poverty

(Libreshot.com)
Natalie Salvino is living the reality of high rents, scarce rentals and scarce child-care spots in the Salmon Arm area. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

The price of child poverty: Women parenting alone forced to live harsh reality

Latest figures available show 1,630 children in Columbia Shuswap Regional District living in poverty

Natalie Salvino is living the reality of high rents, scarce rentals and scarce child-care spots in the Salmon Arm area. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Statistics Canada’s offices at Tunny’s Pasture in Ottawa are shown on Friday, March 8, 2019. Statistics Canada will lay out today how many Canadians live below the country’s low-income threshold as part of an updated portrait of poverty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

StatCan says 3.2 million living in poverty, including 566,000 children

The child poverty rate of 8.2 per cent however is little changed from 2017

Statistics Canada’s offices at Tunny’s Pasture in Ottawa are shown on Friday, March 8, 2019. Statistics Canada will lay out today how many Canadians live below the country’s low-income threshold as part of an updated portrait of poverty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
According to the 2019 BC Child Poverty Report Card from First Call, a B.C. child and youth advocacy coalition, in Salmon Arm 620 children up to age 17 (17.1 per cent of all Salmon Arm children) live in poverty. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

The price of poverty: Schools, community notice more people in Salmon Arm struggling

Although number of children in poverty in city has decreased slightly, still more than 600

According to the 2019 BC Child Poverty Report Card from First Call, a B.C. child and youth advocacy coalition, in Salmon Arm 620 children up to age 17 (17.1 per cent of all Salmon Arm children) live in poverty. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
(First Call BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition/still1in5.ca)

Nearly 6,000 children living in poverty throughout the Central Okanagan: report

A BC Child Poverty Report Card states that one in six children live in poverty

(First Call BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition/still1in5.ca)