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: the development of Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy, and a call for nominations for a ministerial advisory committee on poverty. To that end, United Ways across Canada invited individuals and organizations to anonymously share their experiences, thoughts, and possible solutions in regards to poverty within their communities.
UWGV’s Community Investment team gathered responses from Victoria residents in April 2017 and compiled the following report based upon the information we received.