The connections between expanding education and reducing poverty are self-evident. Meaningful, long-term training and education must be offered and supported, so that low-income people can access stable, well-paying jobs.
- Reduce tuition fees by 50% and increase the availability of post-secondary grants for low-income students
- Allow welfare recipients to attend post-secondary education and get apprenticeships
- Adequately fund K-12 education to mitigate inequalities and to ensure adequate library staff and resources, and special needs assessment and support.
For more information, please read the following resources:
- Take Action for a strong Poverty Reduction Strategy
- Parent Advocacy Network for Public Education website
- BC Federation of Students website
- BC Teachers’ Federation website
- Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC website
- 5 things you should know about poverty in BC
- “What does a poverty reduction plan for BC look like?” Poster
- BC Poverty Reduction Coalition’s submission to the Poverty Reduction Consultations
- BC Poverty Reduction Coalition policy recommendations
- Long Overdue: Why BC needs a poverty reduction plan