What are the issues facing you and your neighbours in poverty right now? What would work to help you and other community members get out of poverty?

These were the two questions asked of Sunshine Coast residents at the Sunshine Coast Poverty Reduction Strategy meeting at Roberts Creek Community Hall on Thursday, March 15.

According to the province, the poverty rate in B.C. “is among the worst in Canada.” In an effort to reduce the impact of poverty, the B.C. government is asking for input on the unique challenges communities face and what can be done to help them thrive.