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A public debate bringing together candidates from four sepearte ridings. This forum will be an opportunity for citizens to hear directly from candidates on thier individual and partisan affiliated position with respect to poverty. 

Service providers will be on hand tabling to provide service and infromation to the general public about non-profit service provision on Southern Vancouver Island.

Four ridings invited to participate:

Victoria, Beacon-Hill
Victoria, Swan...

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Our Impact...

  • TAPS Income Assistance Legal Advocacy - served 2,634 individuals and families living in poverty. More than 50% of them had been unjustly denied benefits for food and housing.
  • TAPS Tenant Legal Advocacy Project - helped 1,696 people with tenancy issues, ensuring safe, secure and ongoing housing.
  • TAPS Employment Standards Legal Advocacy Project - assisted 359 low-wage workers with information and representation, ensuring job safety and security.
  • TAPS Volunteer Disability Advocacy Project - assisted 1377 people living with disabilities apply for disability benefits. TAPS Federal Disability Advocacy Project assisted 579 with applications and appeals for CPP-D benefits, fulfilling a deep need in the community.
  • TAPS Community Volunteer Income Tax Project assisted 1,194 people become eligible for $1.7 million in federal and provincial tax refunds and credits.