International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Today marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
Lauren Chan, Director of Communications for the Salvation Army in BC, says their organization is noticing a lot of changes in the number of individuals who rely on their services.
Almost half a million British Columbians many of whom are children are living in poverty and facing food security on a daily basis.
Chan says a plan to eliminate poverty within the province of BC would be of great significance.
BC is one of the last provinces left without a poverty reduction plan.
An estimated 9% of Canadians live in poverty.