Thrive Lived Experiences of Poverty Survey

Thrive is a project of the Social Planning Council and Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for Literacy. We are working on finding local solutions that help people move out of poverty so that they, and our community, can thrive. We believe that listening to the voices of people who have or are living this experience are important for making change.
Here's how we define poverty: People experience poverty when they lack the resources, ability, choices and opportunities to maintain self sufficiency and a quality of life that supports meaningful participation in the community. We believe that listening to the voices of people who have or are living this experience are important for making change.

If you currently or in the past have struggled on low income or had trouble making ends meet, we appreciate your time to answer the questions here. If you'd like more information, or want to talk to us about the project or about your experiences, you can email us at thrivewilliamslake@gmail.com

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* 1. What does poverty mean to you personally?

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* 2. What are the barriers to you being able to have a livable income in our community?

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* 3. What would it take to help your situation?

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* 4. Is there anything or anyone that has been helpful to you? Can you tell us a bit about that?

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* 5. What are some other things that you think might help your situation?

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* 6. What have been some of the financial impacts of the wildfire evacuation on you and your family? How have you managed this?

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* 7. We would like to learn more about the realities of living on limited incomes, how people manage, and what might help. Would you be willing to participate in a short one on one interview about your experiences of living on a limited income? If so, how can we reach you?

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* 8. What is your age?

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* 9. Which of the following best describes your family/relationship status?

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* 10. What is your source of income?

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