In 2012, we produced the Revelstoke Poverty Reduction Strategy – a detailed analysis of the true cost of living in Revelstoke, how poverty impacts the local economy, and what we could do about it. In September 2013, a local Poverty Reduction Working Group was struck. For the past number of years, implementation of the strategy has been a top priority. Check out our project summary (2018).
In June 2019, the working group voted unanimously to spearhead and transition to ‘Vibrant Revelstoke – Affordability for All’ – a Collective Impact Initiative that will expand and deepen the work (see above).
Past working group projects included:
In the spring of 2014, Revelstoke City Council endorsed the national Poverty Reduction Charter. 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.
Our Financial Literacy project developed many resources – check out our website!
In order to keep tabs on the local cost of living, we’ve been calculating Revelstoke’s ‘living wage’ for years. A UBCO Research Project completed in 2016 gave us an Analysis of a Living Wage for Revelstoke BC: Economic Impact Assessment Report. In 2019, we updated our calculations to $18.90/hr.
Revy Vibes video showcases what makes Revelstoke a ‘vibrant community’.