Everyone has something to learn and something to contribute to the poverty conversation in Ladysmith and Stz'uminus. Take part to add your voice and ideas.


We want to hear from all community members, from different ages and backgrounds - youth to seniors, those with or without experience living in poverty, people in business or social services, those who are teachers or health care providers. We all have a unique perspective to share.

Here's how you can participate!

Take the Questionnaire - Add your voice and ideas to the poverty reduction plan. The online survey is open to everyone through either SurveyMethods or PlaceSpeak. You can also visit the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association or Stz'uminus Health Centre to pick up a print copy. 

Do a One-on-One Interview - Please contact us if you would prefer to be interviewed to share your stories, experiences and ideas.

Become a Community Champion - Are you a community leader or influencer? We are looking for champions willing to share their time to spread the word and interview some of your contacts using the questionnaire as a guide.


Complete a Poverty Challenge - Sign up to challenge yourself, your family and/or friends to participate a poverty challenge:​

  • Food allowance challenge: live off a food allowance budget based on social assistance for three days.

  • Public/active transportation challenge: use only public or active transportation for three days.

  • 12 hour "nowhere to go" challenge: spend 12 hours with nowhere to go.

Taking Action in your Neighbourhood - Share what you are already doing and inspire others to end poverty in Ladysmith and Stz'uminus through social media. Use your voice - take a photo, put a caption and post on social media. 

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