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The Movin' On Up Cowichan Lake Poverty Reduction project aims to create a local Poverty Reduction Strategy based on community input. Residents are encouraged to share experiences and ideas for solutions to reducing poverty in the Cowichan Lake area. ​​

While there are universal strategies for addressing poverty, individual experiences will vary depending on where a person lives and their access to services and necessities such as affordable housing, health care, employment opportunities, transportation, healthy food, social services and education.


It's important to hear from everyone so the needs of the community are reflected in the strategy. 

Here's how you can participate:

  • Now that the questionnaire, initial interviews and virtual conversations have wrapped, please share your feedback on the Summary of Community Input & Actions

  • Become a Community Champion

  • Help spread the word or host a presentation


Learn More Here to Get Involved!

​The Movin' On Up Cowichan Lake Poverty Reduction project is lead by members from several local organizations including: 

  • Town of Lake Cowichan

  • Cowichan Lake Community Services

  • Lake Cowichan Food Bank Society

  • Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce

  • Lake Cowichan Advisory Planning Commission

  • Cowichan Valley School District

  • Island Health 

  • OUR Cowichan Health Network

  • Social Planning Cowichan

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The project has been made possible through a grant from the UBCM Poverty Reduction Planning and Action program

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