Poverty hurts us all. Help make Nelson the best place it can be, for everyone.
OUR AIM IS to help residents, businesses and community leaders develop a long-term strategy to reduce poverty and make our community the best place it can be. We can reduce poverty in Nelson. But to do so, we all need to engage the whole community in developing the solutions.
Many perceive the issue being unemployment, but most people living in poverty have at least one job. A low minimum wage of $10.25 means that even those working full time can fall well below the poverty line, especially lone parents. And for those on welfare, income assistance comes to just $610 a month, making it hard just to survive week to week.
When one person in our community suffers, the whole community suffers. Poverty affects us all. LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE ISSUES.