Open Listening Campaigns

Lack of Affordable Transit Impact Stories:

We are gathering stories on the impact of lack of affordable transit on single mothers and their children, plus low income families, adults, and youth. We are keen to hear impact stories from through-out Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, and also across the province.

How has lack of access to public transit impacted your life and the lives of your children? How has it impacted your social life, work life, access to recreational activities, and overall health, safety and well-being?

If you have teenagers, how has it impacted them? 

What are some specific examples of the impacts? 

The Single Mothers' Alliance is advocating for free transit for all children and youth 0-18, and a low income pass for all low income adults that is based on income. 

Please email with your stories and answers.

If you wish to remain anonymous that is fine, we will not attach your name to any input you provide.

Thank you very much! Your input and impact stories and statement will impact work we are developing to make positive changes on these fronts for single mothers and other families, children, youth and adults in poverty. Your participation and willingness to share is fantastic, valuable, and hugely appreciated! 

Warm regards,

SMA Coordinating Committee



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  • Amanda Smith
    commented 2019-02-21 12:15:16 -0800
    Last August, I contacted our local municipal representatives and BC Transit to advocate for public transit to the Food Bank and to followup on a 2016 letter written by a seniors’ advocacy group on behalf of their clients for the same request. I was told it may be considered in 2020.

    The lack of public transit to the Food Bank is a disservice to the entire community. The Food Bank is located right next to Family Services, the Adult Learning Centre, and the Waichay Friendship Centre who provide more than 50 programs and services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

    Communities need to make public transit a priority.

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