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Together Against Poverty Society

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Justice & Legal
  • People with Disabilities


828 View StreetVictoria, British Columbia V8W 1K2Canada Canada

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To better the lives of persons living in poverty through legal advocacy and public legal education.


Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS) is the largest anti-poverty organization on Vancouver Island. TAPS works to impact people’s lives in ways that honour and promote human rights, justice, and a healthy sustainable community. TAPS is a recognized leader and resource for citizens, community groups, and social agencies attempting to reduce poverty. TAPS provides education and advocacy services to over 7,000 people across the Capital Region and Southern
Gulf Islands annually.

TAPS was established and registered as a Society in 1989, receiving charitable tax status in 1994.

TAPS is a non-profit society whose membership is open to individuals or groups concerned with
the preservation of civil society, the social justice movement, and the eradication of poverty.

TAPS works:
1. To better the lifestyle and living conditions of people living in poverty through legal
advocacy and public legal education.

2. To make the general public aware of the problems of people living in poverty and of
ways in which the general public can assist in solving them.

3. To collaborate with other community groups and social service providers to improve the
lives of people living in poverty.

4. To provide training for people living in poverty as well as the community groups and
organizations that assist them to enable them to advocate for themselves and for their


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