Victoria Foundation’s Giving Tuesday #unselfie Contest

This Victoria Foundation is running a Giving Tuesday campaign that highlights the many ways people in Greater Victoria contribute to their community.

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Editorial: There are many ways to give back

Greater Victoria offers a wide variety of opportunities to give back and help those experiencing homelessness or poverty.

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Irene Lanzinger, new B.C. Fed president, targets 15$/hr minimum wage

Newly elected BCFED president, Irene Lanzinger, names raising the minimum wage to 15$ per hour as a priority.

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Sally Ann bell ringer finds the strength to give back

Peggy Grahn is a dedicated volunteer for the Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign. Several times, Grahn has looked to the Salvation Army for help and is happy to give her time to support their biggest fundraising campaign of the year.

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Huge toy donation

A Victoria businessman donates thousands of toys for children in need this holiday season.

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BCFED launches Fight For 15$

The BC Federation of Labour is pushing for the minimum wage to be raised from 10.25$ to 15$ per hour. The current minimum wage is not high enough for an adult, full-time worker to be raised above the poverty line.

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B.C. finances on target for a balanced budget, surplus this year: finance minister

The BC government is projecting a budget surplus that could provide the opportunity to place more funding in programs that alleviate poverty.

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Dockside Green resurrection: Two rental projects proposed

The construction of forty-nine affordable rental units, ranging from 300 square foot bachelors to 1100 square foot three bedrooms, is planned for Dockside Green.

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Young mom tries to find joy amid hardship

Services offered at the Mustard Seed family centre, the Victoria Pregnancy Centre, and the Quadra Village Community Centre help a young mother take care of her two children and find hope for the future.

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Feeding kids a full-time job for single mom of three

A single mom on a fixed income must rely on Victoria food banks to feed her three children.

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