About Us

OUR VISION

Changing the Face of Poverty is a network of faith based and community based organizations, individuals and businesses working collectively to coordinate, connect and create resources and solutions to end poverty in Kamloops.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  •  Work together to create one strong voice

  •  Develop creative solutions for poverty related challenges

  •  Linking groups that provide services and support

  •  Building partnerships to create long term solutions

COMMUNITY NETWORKING

  •  Raise awareness of poverty issues

  •  Expand networks and partnerships

  •  Engage our partners in solution based action planning

  •  Develop funding supports through partnerships and collaboration

  •  Liaise with community decision makers on strategies to reduce poverty

Changing The Face of Poverty is open to anyone in the public who wants to help make a change.  Meetings are held by Zoom the fourth Wednesday of every month. 

All are welcome to attend.

The COVID-19 outbreak has has increased economic precarity, food insecurity, mental health vulnerabilities, compounding many of the issues faced by vulnerable members of our community.  Service provision and supports for these community members have also been disrupted.  During this time, having a platform for collaborative systems-thinking approaches is even more important then ever.

Thanks to support from the City of Kamloops and a partnership between Kamloops Elizabeth Fry Society and Kamloops Food Policy Council, over the next several months, we will be focusing on building the capacity of our group to deepen our collaborations and build resiliency within our community.  

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