Thriving for All

According to the B.C. government, there are approximately 557,000 people in BC living below the poverty line - 99,000 are children. We are leading the way in bringing awareness to poverty issues in the area and finding solutions for the most vulnerable people in our communities.

Our mission is to reduce poverty and build a community in which everyone is thriving and feels included.

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We're working with community partners on improving:

  • Housing
  • Social, health & community services
  • Food security
  • Learning & development
  • Creating a vibrant & inclusive community
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Community Kitchens

Community Kitchens invites low income residents to participate in meal preparation once a week, creating an increased sense of community as well as improved food security. Community Kitchens brings isolated, low-income residents together to forge an increased sense of community.

This program provides an opportunity for a weekly get together where our coordinator helps participants select inexpensive food, focused on what is readily available at the foodbank and on sale at local grocers. It is an opportunity to prepare and enjoy food as a group.

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Common Access Card

Everyone should have equal access to recreational and cultural amenities in the community. The Common Access Card is a simple, streamlined way to offer low-barrier access to recreation, leisure, and cultural activities.

What is Thriving for All?

Thriving for All is the official poverty reduction plan adopted by the City of Trail, City of Rossland, Village of Warfield, Village of Montrose, and Village of Fruitvale. It is a project of the Skills Centre. Learn how your community can be involved.

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Navigation Program

This training for service providers who work with people living in poverty provides improved access and awareness of the services and supports available in the community. It equips frontline support workers with a wealth of local resources and creates a network of service providers for a more integrated partnership of support workers. We have successfully provided 3 groups with training as well as monthly follow up meetings.

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Bringing Community to Your Door

One of our success stories is Bringing Community to Your Door. This meal delivery program was a COVID-friendly initiative, bringing healthy meals to isolated or marginalized individuals within the community as well as providing a wellness check in. We delivered almost 1,800 meals to residents in Trail, Fruitvale, Montrose, Warfield & Rossland.

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