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BC is Canada’s only province without a poverty reduction plan. Long Overdue: Why BC needs a poverty reduction plan examines the most recent statistics on poverty and its associated hardships in BC, and demonstrates that strong policies are urgently needed to dramatically reduce and ultimately eliminate poverty in our province. - See more at: https://www....

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Our Impact...

  • TAPS Income Assistance Legal Advocacy - served 2,634 individuals and families living in poverty. More than 50% of them had been unjustly denied benefits for food and housing.
  • TAPS Tenant Legal Advocacy Project - helped 1,696 people with tenancy issues, ensuring safe, secure and ongoing housing.
  • TAPS Employment Standards Legal Advocacy Project - assisted 359 low-wage workers with information and representation, ensuring job safety and security.
  • TAPS Volunteer Disability Advocacy Project - assisted 1377 people living with disabilities apply for disability benefits. TAPS Federal Disability Advocacy Project assisted 579 with applications and appeals for CPP-D benefits, fulfilling a deep need in the community.
  • TAPS Community Volunteer Income Tax Project assisted 1,194 people become eligible for $1.7 million in federal and provincial tax refunds and credits.