About CAN

NEXT PROGRAM STARTS APRIL 5th, 2019: Join us! Email viveca@bcpovertyreduction.ca to apply now.


First group of Community Action Network graduates, also know as 'The Originals'!

The Poverty Reduction Coalition mobilizes an anti-poverty movement, driven by community needs and owned by community members. Every person has the right to live a life free of poverty, hunger and hardship.

The Community Action Network (CAN) is a community-based leadership initiative of the PRC. 

CAN provides an opportunity for capacity-building for individuals in Metro Vancouver with the lived experience of poverty as they aim to increase their involvement in anti-poverty advocacy, policy development that impacts poverty, and the creation of poverty reduction plans at the provincial and civic levels.

CAN is a community network for advocates who wish to collaborate with the PRC, and sign up is always open

CAN's leadership and capacity-building initiative will provide useful skills to participants and training in the advocacy work of the PRC as they increase involvement in anti-poverty advocacy. 

The program will facilitate an exploration of how to meaningfully connect personal experiences of poverty to broader advocacy to end poverty, and provide public speaking and spokesperson training through targeted workshops, as well as a taste of community organzing, and so much more.

Participants will take away confidence, skills and knowledge to impact change as advocates with the CAN initiative. 

To sign up for the CAN network right away, click here.

An Intersectional Approach

The CAN training program and action network will maintain a balance of participants that accurately represent who is most impacted by poverty. This includes the targeted engagement of Indigenous folks, women, those who identify as LGBTQ2S, seniors, adults who experienced child poverty, refugees, immigrants, people on income assistance, single mothers, racialized folks, people with disabilities, those who are homeless or precariously housed, and former youth in care.



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  • Richard Schabler
    This is a great program; a call to learn how to identify your strengths and the strengths of those around you; then build on them and refine your capacity to lead yourself and others into meaningful engagement with your community, and the government.
    This is the on-ramp to empowerment, for the positive changes you want to make in your community.