Contact: Sarah Tesla, Communications Specialist

The release of the Sunshine Coast Poverty Reduction Strategy and Framework in 2021 provided an in-depth overview of challenges facing low-income residents on the Coast and a summary of recommendations and next steps.


The Sunshine Coast Poverty Reduction Project builds on the recommendations in the Poverty Reduction Strategy, turning some recommendations into actionable projects that can be launched within the funded project timeframe & sets the foundation for building capacity and more efficient and effect collaborative work in the years ahead


The Poverty Reduction Project is working in five areas. Within these five areas, our efforts are focused on specific, evidence informed poverty reduction activities that share similarities to other regional, provincial, and national initiatives and efforts.


The five areas are as follows:

– Financial empowerment and literacy
– Digital Equity and Inclusion
– Communications
– Collaborative working and Collective Impact
– Information, Support and Referral Services

This project is a collective effort on behalf of all local governments, funded through the Union of British Columbia Municipalities and administered through the Sunshine Coast Resource Centre.


The Resource Centre has been one of the Sunshine Coast’s key social service providers since 1992.