About the Project:
In 2012, the Social Development Committee completed a community-wide poverty reduction strategy. The report put together 10 years of stats from a variety of sources, focusing on income, housing, food security and local affordability using the ‘market basket measure.’ It was determined that just over 30 per cent of Revelstoke households were struggling to meet basic needs — no frills, no savings.
A working group was formed involving business, government and non-profit leaders as well as people with firsthand experience in living in poverty. The working group’s purpose is to track progress on what we are doing, support community-based organizations to implement programs and projects directly related to poverty reduction; build community-wide awareness and support for related issues in Revelstoke; act as a ‘think tank’, brainstorming ideas and building community partnerships to act on those ideas; apply for project and program-based funding; and measure, evaluate and report on outcomes.