First online poverty simulation tool released across Canada through United Way

One in 14 Greater Victoria residents live in poverty and every day is a battle with hunger, stress, isolation and constant worry.

Make the Month simulates the limited budget many Canadians struggle with to meet life’s basic needs for one month. Difficult scenarios– such as finding affordable housing, buying nutritious food, and supporting a family – provide insight into the choices faced every day by those living in poverty, and into United Way’s work to improve lives in local communities. CLICK HERE to play.