Mon, 02/22/2010


PovNet: Building an online anti-poverty community

PovNet provides online tools that facilitate communication, community and access to information around poverty-related issues in British Columbia and Canada. We work to collect relevant news and resources of use to advocates, community workers, marginalized communities and the general public.

You can learn about every aspect of the work PovNet does and view community feedback and photos in this PovNet Slideshow (PDF).

If you are interested in our history and what our community has to say about us, make sure you check out:


2010 Poverty Olympics

Feb 7, 2010
Japanese Hall
487 Alexander St
Vancouver , BC
49° 17' 2.418" N, 123° 5' 36.8268" W
British Columbia CA
Welcome to the Downtown Eastside, where poverty and homelessness continue to rise and gentrification threatens our community despite Olympic promises.

No More Band-Aids or Bail-Outs for the Rich

Nov 5, 2009
St. James Park
King St. East and Jarvis St.
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 1.6524" N, 79° 22' 18.8004" W
Ontario CA
As part of the Campaign for a Poverty Free Ontario Province-Wide Day of Action
Aug 25, 2009

New campaign lets you do the math on income security

Jonah Schein
Despite the provincial government’s promise to reduce poverty in Ontario, there is a deafening silence from our leaders when it comes to the income security programs of last resort for the vulnerable.
Jul 13, 2009

Canada 2010: A date with fate for G8

Robert Fox
If the G8 is to have any legitimacy, it must demonstrate that it is as good as its word. If it is just a venue for photo ops, then we really can’t afford it.
Jul 10, 2009

OCAP responds to alleged attack on homeless man

rabble staff
On July 9, a press conference was held outside the Seaton House shelter in Toronto about an incident involving Brian DuBourdieu, who is currently homeless, and five city managers at the shelter.
Jun 15, 2009

Women march for housing

rabble staff
Hundreds attended a rally and march for housing on Saturday organized by the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre in Vancouver. (Photo: Kim Elliott)
Activist Toolkit

Queen's Park Riot

On This Day
On June 15th, 2000, an anti-poverty demonstration on the steps of the Ontario Legislature was met with police violence, resulting in what is commonly known as the Queen's Park Riot


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