The purpose of this report is to assist with the revision and development of a Revelstoke Community Poverty Reduction Strategy through the provision of data and indicators of poverty for the City of Revelstoke and area. The Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Selkirk College worked with the Revelstoke Community Social Development Coordinator as part of the RDI’s Poverty Reduction Indicators Project with an interest in providing updated statistics to help inform upcoming strategy and action planning processes. Data has been sourced from federal, provincial, and regional agencies, as well as through direct communications with local organizations.
Some of the indicators in this report use Statistics Canada taxfiler statistics, which capture all residents in Revelstoke and area who have filed income tax returns and have a postal code associated with Revelstoke, including: V0E 2S0, V0E 2S1, V0E 2S2, V0E 2S3, and V0E 3K0. It is important to note that Statistics Canada distorts taxfiler data to protect the privacy of individuals filing returns, and small communities are impacted the most. Visit Statistics Canada for more information on data confidentiality and rounding and data suppression processes for the taxfiler statistics.