FRIENDLY DROP-IN SOCCER
Homeless and at-risk people welcome
• Saturday, January 11
• 6:00pm – 7:00pm
• John Braithwaite Community Centre gym
Food and drinks after provided by Lookout. See details below:
notice – street soccer Jan 11
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Saturday Nov. 30th marks the start of the @DundaraveFest Festival of lights on Dundarave Beach in West Vancouver. Each Saturday, a full day of concerts is presented in a field of 100 Christmas trees on the beach, all to help raise awareness about homelessness, bring the community together, and raise funds for Lookout’s North Shore Housing Centre transitional housing.
They’re really amazing events, and you can find all of the information you need about the trees, the festival, and the music here:
Thanks everyone! See you there.
2013 BC Child Poverty Report Card:
The latest figures from Statistics Canada (2011) once again show that BC is the worst province in Canada when it comes to major measures of child poverty:
– BC had a child poverty rate of 18.6 percent – the worst rate of any province in Canada, using the before-tax low income cut-offs of Statistics Canada as the measure of poverty.
– BC had the worst poverty rate of any province for children living in single mother families – 49.8 percent.
– BC also had the worst poverty rate of any province for children living in two-parent families – 14 percent.
– BC’s poverty rate for children under 6 years at 20.7 percent is 8 percentage points higher than the Canadian average.
– British Columbia also had the most unequal distribution of income among rich and poor families with children. The ratio of the average incomes of the richest ten percent compared to the poorest ten percent was 12. 6 – the worst of any province.
Read more and download the full report here: