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About End Legislated Poverty

End Legislated Poverty (ELP) is a coalition of over 40 groups in BC, working together to educate and organize in order to make governments reduce and end poverty. ELP was formed in 1985 with the belief that unemployment and poverty are caused by government policies and legislation and not the fault of individual poor people. For example, low minimum wages and welfare rates keep people living far below the lines of poverty.

End Legislated Poverty (ELP) is part of a larger international movement fighting for the rights of people living in poverty. ELP’s ongoing work includes: public education and workshops, research and preparation of educational materials, media interviews, lobbying, referrals for advocacy, and supporting and encouraging people living in poverty.

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