We are looking for interested residents, businesses and social service agencies to work with us on various poverty reduction related projects. Our Committee currently consists of the City of New Westminster, Provincial Government Ministry of Children and Family Development, Fraser Health and various social services agencies within New Westminster.
The Committee implements the Poverty Reduction Strategy, with many of the project-specific actions being undertaken by our two working groups:
1) Financial Literacy and Empowerment (FLE) working group: this group helps to connect and boost awareness among residents with opportunities to increase income through education grants, tax clinics and access to services.
2) Public Awareness and Education (PAE) working group: this newly-formed group will be working on presentations, exhibits and other public awareness efforts to increase understanding and empathy towards the challenges and stigma faced by persons living in poverty.
For more information on how to get involved in these working groups, please contact Lisa Paterson, Community Development Worker, Provincial Government Ministry of Children and Family Development, 604-660-0310,