Langley BC

City of Langley/Township of Langley
Langley, British Columbia, Canada

About Me:

The Poverty Reduction Task Group was formed in 2015, shortly after the Langley Healthier Community Partnership hosted a Community forum on Poverty Reduction (From Poverty to Prosperity). At this forum a high level community strategy to address poverty was formed. Since then the Task group has prioritized specific areas of the strategy including Food Security and Social Isolation and has worked to build a more detailed strategy and actions, primarily for Food Security.

About My City: Langley

The City of Langley is 10-square-kilometre urban centre located in the heart of the Lower Mainland BC economic region. With a population of over 25,000, the City of Langley offers residents all the amenities of a major urban centre, plus over 346 acres of parkland. The City’s regional town centre is one of the most active industrial and service commercial land bases in the Lower Mainland. The Township of Langley is located in the southwest corner of the province of British Columbia, Canada. We are 45 kilometres (28 miles) east of the City of Vancouver in the beautiful agriculture-rich Fraser Valley. The Trans-Canada Highway runs through it, dissecting the northern part of the municipality from the south. The northern municipal boundary is the Fraser River; the southern boundary is the United States border. Our western neighbours are the City of Surrey and the City of Langley; our eastern neighbour is the City of Abbotsford. The western boundary is 196 Street (except where bordered by the City of Langley); the eastern boundary is 276 Street. The municipality was incorporated in Fort Langley in 1873 and is known as the "Birthplace of BC." A community unlike any other, the Township of Langley is a place where the rich heritage of the past is combined with a vibrant vision for the future. Rural beauty is complemented by an energetic urban atmosphere. The municipality has a land mass of 316 square kilometres (122 square miles) and a population of approximately 113,000.

My Collaborative: Langley Poverty Reduction Taskforce

The Poverty Reduction Task Group is made up of a broad spectrum of community partners and stakeholders: - BC Community Response Network - City of Langley - Encompass Support Services - Fraser Health - Fraser Health Aboriginal Health - Fraser Valley Regional Library - Langley Division of Family Practice - Langley Environmental Partners Society - Langley Seniors Community Action Table - Sources Langley Food Bank - Stepping Stone - Township of Langley - Vineyard Church