Last Wednesday, at the monthly Changing the Face of Poverty roundtable, many items of note were discussed, including:
- a new brochure created by a TRU social work student that provides a snapshot of "poverty at a glance" in Kamloops. It's a good accessible way to get a broad picture of the challenges low income people face.
- a public forum will be held on the homelessness action plan on April 11th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the United Church, downtown. (I should write a separate post on this)
- the TD bank offers banking services for low income people (without large fees, and lots of red tape, etc)
- income assistance will start to be cut off for people who have outstanding criminal warrants to deal with. Some exceptions might be made (eg. singles with children).
For more info on any of this stuff,Call: 250.374.2119 ext. 200 Email: [email protected]