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CSI for Victoria - 2016

 

The Together Against Poverty Society has submitted a letter to Mayor and Council on January 4th, 2018, urging a rejection of the Victoria Police Department's request for significantly more resources and the ability to hire additional police officers. Specifically TAPS takes issue with the allocation of more public funds to the ACT Team Pilot Project, which connects police with mental health outreach workers, as there is little to no data analyzing whether or not police presence is a...

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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.