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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 for 2019.

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 (2018).

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 (2017). In 2018, we updated our calculations to $19.37/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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