Kathleen Piovesan

Kathleen Piovesan is a member of Livable Income Vancouver. 
Livable Income Vancouver works to promote the idea of Guaranteed Livable Income as a necessary step toward ending poverty and promoting greater equality in Canada. She came to the issue through past work in a transition house for battered women, which acquainted her with the relationship between women’s poverty and violence against women, as well as with the punishing nature of the welfare bureaucracy and welfare payments. Current doctoral research into land redevelopment and housing in Vancouver has further acquainted her with the growing wealth and income divide in society.