Salvation Army & Lookout Society Host Friendly Drop-in Soccer – March 22

Salvation Army and Lookout Society are hosting their twice-monthly street soccer game at 6pm on Saturday, March 22 at the John Braithwaite Community Centre gym.

All homeless and at-risk people are welcome. Food and drink afterward provided by Lookout Society.

For more information, please contact nsemployment@lookoutsociety.ca

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Dundarave Festival of Lights – Support North Shore Transitional Housing

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:
http://www.dundaravefestival.com/festival-events-2013.html

Thanks everyone! See you there.

Report: BC had a child poverty rate of 18.6 percent – the worst rate of any province in Canada

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: