After recieving resolutions submitted by White Rock, Nelson, Grand Forks, Parksville, Vancouver, and Victoria this year at the annual Union of BC Municipalities Convention, the UBCM delegates passed a resolution calling on the province to adopt a comprehensive poverty reduction plan. Resolution B51 highlights “the need to provide adequate and accessible income support for the non-employed, improve the earnings and working conditions of those in the low-wage workforce and improve food security for low-income individuals and families.”
“Cities all over BC know that the number one way to fight poverty is to build affordable housing at all levels. The Province needs to start working with us now in a meaningful way, it’s the only way we can tackle poverty once and for all.”
Councillor Ellen Woodsworth, Vancouver
Congrats to all of you who worked on moving this resolution forward!