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Poverty and Income Inequality

Canada’s official wealth is growing, but so is the rate of poverty. Why do the rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer? Is income inequality bad for everyone, or just some people? How can we build a society where everyone prospers, and what does it look like? From minimum wage to corporate power, learn about the roots of poverty and how it affects us in BC. We explore practical ideas and realistic solutions for poverty elimination.

Learning Outcomes

  • To learn and think critically about the unequal distribution of wealth and resources, from a global to national to local context.
  • To think critically about what the interconnected root causes of poverty are, and how they manifest on both a global and local scale.
  • To look at some concrete ways to work toward more equitable distribution of wealth and resources in our local communities

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Check Your Head's work takes place on the stolen homelands of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples. We are committed to being in solidarity with Indigenous Sovereignties on their own terms.