Survey: qathet Regional Poverty Reduction Strategy

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How do we reduce poverty in our community? The question is one of the most complex and pressing issues that we face. Its solution is a vision that the City of Powell River, qathet Regional District, Tla’amin Nation, and many organizations and citizens share and are working together on through a Regional Poverty Reduction Strategy.

We need to hear your voice through the Community Well-being Survey that you'll find below.

Poverty denies people to fully participate in all aspects of community life. People are not poor, rather poverty is an experience that anyone can encounter at some point in their life, either for a short time, or long term. While there are important initiatives underway to support people experiencing poverty, the statistics remain stark:

  • 1 in 4 children and youth in Powell River experience poverty
  • 1 in 6 seniors in the qathet region experience poverty
  • People receiving disability assistance spend an average of 82 per cent of their income on rent
  • Indigenous people and people with disabilities are twice as likely to experience poverty in BC
  • Children in single parent families are three-times more likely to experience poverty than two parent families in BC

Here's where you come in to help us to achieve our goal of creating a community where everyone thrives. We're asking you to take a few minutes of time out of your busy day to fill out the Community Well-being Survey. For completing it, you could win a prize of a $200 grocery gift card!

Thank you for your participation!

Want to be added to a mailing list to stay in touch? sign up here!

The City of Powell River, qathet Regional District and Tla'amin Nation have partnered to complete the qathet Regional Poverty Reduction Strategy as part of the Union of British Columbian Municipalities (UBCM) Poverty Reduction Planning & Action Program. This project is in partnership with Lift Community Services and First Credit Union

How do we reduce poverty in our community? The question is one of the most complex and pressing issues that we face. Its solution is a vision that the City of Powell River, qathet Regional District, Tla’amin Nation, and many organizations and citizens share and are working together on through a Regional Poverty Reduction Strategy.

We need to hear your voice through the Community Well-being Survey that you'll find below.

Poverty denies people to fully participate in all aspects of community life. People are not poor, rather poverty is an experience that anyone can encounter at some point in their life, either for a short time, or long term. While there are important initiatives underway to support people experiencing poverty, the statistics remain stark:

  • 1 in 4 children and youth in Powell River experience poverty
  • 1 in 6 seniors in the qathet region experience poverty
  • People receiving disability assistance spend an average of 82 per cent of their income on rent
  • Indigenous people and people with disabilities are twice as likely to experience poverty in BC
  • Children in single parent families are three-times more likely to experience poverty than two parent families in BC

Here's where you come in to help us to achieve our goal of creating a community where everyone thrives. We're asking you to take a few minutes of time out of your busy day to fill out the Community Well-being Survey. For completing it, you could win a prize of a $200 grocery gift card!

Thank you for your participation!

Want to be added to a mailing list to stay in touch? sign up here!

The City of Powell River, qathet Regional District and Tla'amin Nation have partnered to complete the qathet Regional Poverty Reduction Strategy as part of the Union of British Columbian Municipalities (UBCM) Poverty Reduction Planning & Action Program. This project is in partnership with Lift Community Services and First Credit Union

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. Thank you for participating! Results will be posted soon.

    This survey will help us understand income-related experiences as part of the overall well-being of individuals and households in the qathet region.

     

    Thank you for taking the survey. The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete. When you have finished the survey, you can enter your name in a draw for a chance to win a $200 grocery gift card! 

     

    As well, you can indicate if you would like to stay involved as we analyze the survey results and develop priorities and actions, or if you would like to receive the survey results. Results will also be posted on this community engagement page.  

     

    If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Regional Social Planner, Kai Okazaki at kokazaki@powellriver.ca or 604-413-0689.

     

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