Thriving for All Poverty Reduction Strategies


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. The Skills Centre helped develop this plan with residents and representatives from the municipalities, including those with lived or living experience of poverty. With this information, we developed a series of strategies to reduce poverty and increase the opportunity to thrive, which fall into these five themes.


  1. Ensure the availability of data required to support affordable housing initiatives
  2. Facilitate coordination amongst organizations operating subsidized housing for low income households
  3. Develop mechanisms for low income households to access information on affordable housing options
  4. Increase the number of subsidized rental housing options for low income households
  5. Advocate for support by government to develop and operate affordable housing

Social, Health & Community Services

  1. Promote increased access to social and health services
  2. Promote barrier free access to transportation for low income households
  3. Promote barrier free access for lower income households to recreation, arts and culture activities

Food Security

  1. Promote the development of community gardens to support poverty reduction
  2. Promote opportunities for low income households to earn livelihoods through the production and sale of food and food-related products
  3. Promote opportunities for low income households to prepare nutritious food
  4. Encourage planning and communication amongst food security players that contributes to the reduction of poverty

Learning & Development

  1. Improve access to learning and academic upgrading for low income individuals
  2. Improve the availability of and access to childcare
  3. Improve access to early childhood services and resources for low income families

Vibrant & Inclusive Economy

  1. Promote the Living Wage as a means of providing workers access to a good quality of life
  2. Promote employment of lower skilled individuals by supporting the development of workplace essential skills
  3. Support the development and diversification of the local economy