• Revelstoke Community Social Development
Apr 132013

Poverty Reduction

Click here to dowload the Revelstoke Poverty Reduction Strategy.  Find out about the true cost of living in Revelstoke, how poverty impacts the local economy, and what we can do about it. Click here to view the top priorities and action plan.

Implementation of the strategy is a top priority.  In September 2013, a local Poverty Reduction working Group was struck.  Check out what we have done so far.

Measuring poverty is critical to moving forward. The State of Poverty in Revelstoke Report was completed in February 2018 in partnership with the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute.

Our Financial Literacy project developed many resources – check out our website!

In the fall of 2014, the Revelstoke Times Review published a series of articles on poverty reduction, each linked to a community goal in our strategy. Read them here:

Sharing Information     Access to Resources    Income Security     Life Long Learning    Early Childhood Development     Low Cost Transportation    Food Security               Affordable Housing      Social Inclusion

Click here to read about a Living Wage for Revelstoke & Area. In 2017, we updated our calculations to $18.77/hr. A UBCO Research Project completed in 2016 gave us an Analysis of a Living Wage for Revelstoke BC: Economic Impact Assessment Report.

The City of Revelstoke endorsed the national Poverty Reduction Charter.

Revy Vibes video showcases what makes Revelstoke a ‘vibrant community’.


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The Revelstoke Youth Advisory Committee is a Committee of City Council and oversee the work plan of Revelstoke’s Youth Liaison. Interested in supporting youth?   Contact  info@stokeyouthnetwork.ca. or check out the Stoke Youth Network on Facebook.

The Revelstoke Child & Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Local Action Team works together to support children, youth & families. Contact our Project Lead at revelstokecymhsu@gmail.com for more information. Check out what we have accomplished so far!

Click here for The Revelstoke Youth Action Plan Update (February 2014).

Click here for The Revelstoke Survival Guide – A guide for Youth and Young People (2012).

The Revelstoke Youth Drug Survey covers a wide range of topics from personal substance use to how much RSS students know or have experienced about harms related to drugs and alcohol. Click here to read the final report. 2009 results2013 results.

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In May 2012, the BC Ministry of Health released a video highlighting elements of an age-friendly community based on actions taken in six communities:  Lumby, Revelstoke, Saanich, Sechelt, Abbotsford, Richmond, Vancouver and the North Shore.  Click here to watch the video.

Click here to view Revelstoke’s Age-Friendly Community Action Summary.

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Annual Welcome Week – Connecting Newcomers & the Community takes place in early winter each year.

Revelstoke Settlement Services – a free service to assist new immigrants to meet their settlement needs. Contact jpratt@okanagan.bc.ca or call 250-837-4235 ext. 6502. Located at Okanagan College, 1401 First Street West.

Check out www.welcometorevelstoke.org – online resources and information. Download the Revelstoke Newcomers Guide 2016. Continue reading for Diversity Newsletters! Continue Reading →