The Gen Squeeze campaign is powered by a network of partners determined that younger generations deserve a chance. A chance to deal with lower wages, higher living costs, environmental change and an imbalance in government spending without compromising the family they have, or the family they want. Partners include:
- Funders like the United Way, the Vancouver Foundation, the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation, individual philanthropists, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
- Organizations that donate their voices to call for change and provide strategic advice, including Boards of Trade, the YWCA, the YMCA and the University of BC’s Human Early Learning Partnership.
- Citizens who spread the word, call for a Better Generational Deal, and champion a New Deal for Families.
The partnership is currently hosted and facilitated at the University of BC. The University strives not only for excellence in research and teaching, but also excellence in community engagement. Its strategic plan commits UBC to “Be a leader in fostering public understanding of societal issues and in stimulating action for positive change.”
Stimulating positive change is precisely what the Gen Squeeze campaign is doing. And as more and more partners join the campaign, our governance and advisory structures adapt to be inclusive.