Nanaimo’s new poverty coalition has won financial support from the city as it digs into child poverty solutions.
The Ending Poverty Together Coalition clinched a $10,500 City of Nanaimo community service grant for future initiatives.
It’s a step forward for the group, which held a ‘call to action’ forum earlier this year to address Nanaimo’s child poverty problem.
Money from the city will be held by the coalition for the four sub committees – living wage, childcare, education and social inclusion. Joanne Bevis, a founding member of the coalition, says her group will be looking at specific strategies in October.