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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.

ART for TAPS is an event that will raise money and awareness for 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... read more

February 17, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BC GOVERNMENT BOWS TO PUBLIC DEMANDS, RESCINDS CLAWBACK OF CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS
VICTORIA – With today’s budget, the BC government has finally done the right thing and removed the... read more

Victoria’s Together Against Poverty Society, which was among those pushing for an end to the clawback, celebrated the change.

“It’s by no means going to solve the problem of poverty in British Columbia,” said Stephen Portman, interim... read more

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