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We open the show today with discussion of gentrification in Vancouver’s low-income areas, and how vegan businesses can help (rather than harm) these communities.
Kathy Powelson, Paws for Hope
Our first interview is with Kathy Powelson, founder and executive director of Paws for Hope Animal Foundation, a Vancouver-based nonprofit that provides care, support, and education through programs and services, including financial support, to individuals and groups to enhance companion animal welfare in British Columbia.
Recent cold winter months have seen Paws For Hope offering assistance to some of Vancouver’s most vulnerable residents: companion animals and their guardians facing homelessness. She joins us to discuss this work, applied through their “Roxy’s Relief” program, and to shed some light on some of the issues faced by animals and their guardians living on the streets.
Jevranne Martel, Vegan Outreach
Our feature interview is with Jevranne Martel, Canada Outreach Coordinator for Vegan Outreach, who we are fortunate to have joining us live in the studio. She is currently on a cross-Canada tour with Vegan Outreach, leafleting and connecting with students at colleges and universities across the country to raise awareness around animal rights issues and promote a vegan lifestyle.
We chat with her about the work Vegan Outreach does, including details of the tour, as well as her own journey to becoming vegan and doing activism.