Welcome to the Victoria Coalition Against Poverty (VCAP)

VCAP is taking a summer hiatus – too many folks are out of town! Check back in late August for an update or send us an email at vcap.victoria@gmail.com

  • Who we are

VCAP is a coalition of individuals and organizations in struggle against poverty for justice, self-determination and dignity in Victoria, Coast and Straits Salish Territories.

We are people living in poverty and their allies.

  • What we believe

Poverty exists at the intersection of capitalism, colonialism, racism, ablism, (hetero)sexism and other forms of oppression.

We believe that rising poverty is indicative of the redistribution of public wealth into private hands. This is visible in environmental racism, cuts to essential services, an on-going housing crisis, and the decreasing access to nutritious food.

  • What we do

We take action against government policies that entrench, perpetuate, or criminalize poverty.  We demand quality housing, liveable income, accessible health care, services and the decriminalization of poor people for a safe and inclusive community that values choice and quality of life.

We are a diverse group of people with a variety of understandings and experiences.  We use tactics that we deem effective, including direct action, advocacy, public education, research, community organizing and movement-building.

To subscribe to our announcement list: http://vancouvercommunity.net/lists/subrequest/vcap-announcements