Federal Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultations

The Government of Canada is currently engaging Canadians on its development of a Poverty Reduction Strategy. This would not have happened without groups and individuals like you raising your voice about the urgent need for national leadership to tackle the root causes of poverty in our communities. And now the federal government is listening! This is an important opportunity to have your say and influence the development of a poverty reduction strategy for Canada.

First Call BC and the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition are organizing a consultation in Vancouver at 9 AM on June 14th at the BCTF building. Following, the consultation, from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, we also have an opportunity to comment on the City of Vancouver’s submission to the federal consultation process. Lunch will be included; email us at with any dietary requirements.

You can also host your own discussion and gather feedback from members of your community. We have developed this toolkit with templates and materials for organizing and promoting your event as well as collecting and submitting the results.

Other ways you can participate include:

the Government of Canada’s:

Dignity For All’s:

ACORN Canada’s

Register for Our Federal Consultation on June 14th Here!

Download the Consultation Toolkit Here!