The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition is calling on municipalities and local band councils across BC to take action in support of a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy for the province. We are calling for action from individual councils and from the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM). The annual UBCM Convention is a valuable forum for policy-making. It provides an opportunity for local governments of all sizes and from all areas of the province to come together, share their experiences and take a united position on poverty reduction. We are urging city councils to do two things:
- Review and endorse the open letter, “A Call for a BC Poverty Reduction Plan”.
- Adopt a resolution to submit to the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM), before June 30th and in time for this year’s annual convention in Fall 2016, that the UBCM urge the province to adopt a comprehensive strategy.
To this end, the Coalition offers for use by all BC city councils a draft resolution to council and a draft UBCM resolution. We also offer a draft resolution for Local Band Councils. Please take these to your council and urge them to take immediate action toward a BC Poverty Reduction Plan!