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“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.

His case is an extreme example of what outreach advocates say is a common problem for people in dire situations who ask for immediate assistance from the provincial government: Applicants are often waiting longer than a day to receive short-term... read more

B.C. expects applicants for social services to access what they need by phone or computer, when many can afford neither and lack technological and literacy skills, says a Victoria anti-poverty group.

The result is a denial of services by... read more

Dear Friend,
On Wednesday, June 3rd at 5 pm, TAPS is again hosting our exciting fundraiser, Tapas for TAPS, at the Heron Rock Bistro, featuring delicious appetizers, Okanagan wine and local craft beer tastings, live entertainment, and a... read more

“We have tried to get the government’s attention, but they haven’t taken our concerns seriously,” said Stephen Portman, of Together Against Poverty Society. “If people can’t access these basic supports, we know that they will end up on the street... read more

What is the Whisky Wisemen Society?

A not-for-profit organization that hosts monthly (#ThirdThursday) gatherings to connect with friends and meet new people, all while supporting a local charity.

Be sure to mark April 16th on your... read more