Workshops

We Can’t Afford Poverty has so far held block and poster printing  workshops and quilt workshops with Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House, WePress, Carnegie Community Action Project, Gordon Neighbourhood House, the Saint James Music Academy, Strathcona Community Centre and Oppenheimer Park.

The participating block print artists are mostly children and youth. British Columbia has one of the highest rates of child poverty in Canada. More than 100,000 British Columbians use a food bank every month and 1/3 of these food bank users are children.

We took part in the 2016 Welfare Food Challenge and the Heart of The City Festival with exhibits of the artwork produced and events to continue the conversation on eliminating poverty from BC.

The workshops were held at: Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House, WePress, Carnegie Community Action Project, Gordon Neighbourhood House, Saint James Music Academy, Strathcona Community Centre and Oppenheimer Park.