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Community pressure has pushed the government to commit to a poverty reduction strategy. Now we need community action to ensure that it’s a strong plan with legislated targets and timelines. You can be a part of this effort to make BC’s government take action against poverty.

The BC government is currently asking British Columbian residents about what should be included in a Poverty Reduction Strategy. It’s now more important than ever that the provincial government hear our collective voice loud and clear highlighting the pillars of a strong, comprehensive poverty reduction plan.

Use our easy email form to send a message to the government consultations.

We’ve put together a guide sharing the key messages and policies to highlight in the consultations. You can also see a summary on our one-page poster.

Check out submissions from BCPRC members the Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks and the Kamloops & District Labour Council.

Community Meetings

Community Meetings are going to be scheduled across the province to consult with British Columbian residents about what should be included in the Poverty Reduction Strategy. We will share more details about these community meetings as soon as we have them. You can also visit the government’s site for updates on what they’re doing.

Community meetings for British Columbia’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy will kicked off in Victoria on November 27th 2017. More community meetings will be held throughout the province in the coming months.

Vancouver – One:
Date: Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018
Location: TBD
Time: Doors open at 10 a.m. The community meeting runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Notes: A hot meal will be provided.

Coquitlam:
Date: Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018
Location: TBD
Time: Doors open at 10:00 a.m. The community meeting runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Notes: A hot meal will be provided.

Vancouver – Two:
Date: Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018
Location: TBD
Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The community meeting runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Notes: A hot meal will be provided.

There are several other ways you can share your thoughts with the government:

Government Feedback Form

You can also use the government’s feedback form here: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/bcpovertyreduction/submit-your-feedback/

By Phone:

Call Enquiry BC and ask for ‘BC Poverty Reduction’

Calls can be made Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time

Victoria       250-387-6121
Vancouver     604-660-2421
Elsewhere in B.C.  1-800-663-7867
Outside B.C.    1-604-660-2421

Via Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD):

Vancouver     604-775-0303

Elsewhere in B.C.  1-800-661-8773

By Fax: 250-387-5775

By Email: BCPovertyReduction@gov.bc.ca

By Mail:

ATTN: BC Poverty Reduction
PO BOX 9929 STN PROV GOVT
Victoria, BC V8W 9R2