United Way believes that strong communities are built and fostered when people are given the supports they need to grow and thrive. The negative impact of poverty affects both the heart of a community and the lives of those facing financial hardship.

 On February 13th, The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development launched two initiatives: to support the development of Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy: a nation-wide consultation process; and a call for nominations for a ministerial advisory committee on poverty.  To that end, United Ways across Canada would like to invite individuals and organizations to complete the attached survey by May 1, 2017. Further information on the Canadian Poverty reduction Strategy can be found at https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/poverty-reduction/consultation-poverty.html

If you are interested in joining our conversation,  please complete the following confidential survey by May 1, 2017 to add your thoughts and ideas about poverty in our region.

Click here to join the conversation and participate in the survey!

With your help, United Way Greater Victoria can help demonstrate what poverty looks like in the Capital Regional District and ultimately, inform a national strategy to reduce and combat poverty in Canada.