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.