Stipend for volunteers benefits society

TimesColonist.com – business
July 10, 2011.   By Chloe Tunis, Times Colonist

Investment in community volunteerism on behalf of people living with disabilities is sound policy that will lead to dividends down the road.

When people living in poverty have the ability to interact in a meaningful way with other members of our community, it leads to a fostering of positive connections, increased confidence and resulting employment opportunities.

A $100 earned supplement makes all the difference in the world to families living on embarrassingly low-income assistance rates.

When individuals living in poverty are able to achieve things in our community it leads to stronger inter-community relations that serve to strengthen families that are struggling to make ends meet.

It is time for the Liberals to make good on their “families first” rhetoric and fund this worthwhile investment in our people.

Chloe Tunis
Victoria

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