Vancouver Community Pocketbook
Having spent years working in the non-profit and government sectors, I’ve seen the need to make information and resources more accessible. There are so many organizations and programs out there which can help people in need, but finding them can be difficult, and knowing how to take the right steps to get support is a headache.
This is especially true if someone doesn’t have regular access to the internet, or is a senior with low computer literacy.
To address this gap, I’ve prepared a 109-page booklet that is being distributed for free to individuals in need and local organizations working with low-income persons, seniors, newcomers, women fleeing abuse, and people with disabilities.
Please consider lending your support so we can distribute as many copies as possible - 100 percent of each donation goes to printing costs and it is deeply appreciated.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why create this book?
As many as 25 percent of low-income British Columbians still don’t have regular internet access, and seniors also have lower rates of computer literacy than the general population.
With so much moving online during the pandemic, many of these people have been left behind and lack access to information and resources which could help change their lives.
The book serves to make information more accessible to those who need the most support.
What's in the book?
The book includes the following:
An extensive directory of local resources, including funding and saving opportunities
Dozens of tips and tricks to help people find local support
Interviews with local non-profits, advocates, and public representatives
An overview of tenants' rights in BC
Guidance on applying for social assistance
Fun facts about BC and Vancouver
A built-in notebook
How much does the book cost?
The book will be distributed at no cost to local community organizations working with low-income persons, seniors, newcomers, women fleeing abuse, and people with disabilities.
How can I get a copy?
We'll soon have a list of providers, as well as a sign-up sheet, posted here.
How can I help?
Spread the word! Let people know about the book.
If you're so equipped, donations help as well, with 100 percent of the donation going to printing costs.
I have another question
Feel free to send it over to firstname.lastname@example.org