“It is justice, not charity,
that is wanting in the world.”

~ Mary Wollstonecraft

Together Against Poverty Society

TAPS is the only organization in Victoria providing free, face-to-face legal advocacy for people with income assistance, disability benefits and tenancy issues.  TAPS assists over 5,000 people in Victoria each year.

TAPS helps all types of people:
from professionals who have just lost their jobs to people who have seen their health decline from living on income assistance.

Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS) has filed a petition for a judicial review, hoping that a Supreme Court judge could compel the tenancy branch to investigate Westsea Construction, which owns the highrise apartment building at 1147 Quadra... read more

On January 16, 2015, Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS) filed a petition for judicial review challenging the Residential Tenancy Branch’s (RTB) decision not to investigate a landlord concerning its treatment of vulnerable tenants following a... read more

Front page coverage in the Times Colonist of TAPS ongoing efforts to find justice and accountability on behalf of the renters of View Towers.

BC is in danger of facing an increase in rent that people living in poverty simply cannot afford. Click here to read TAPS comment editorial on this growing concern.

You are cordially invited to meet with the TAPS family as we share our past year's accomplishments and prepare for another year of advancing the interests of people living in poverty in Victoria. Join us this year as we host guest speaker... read more