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.

You can 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.

The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition made it’s submission on June 30th 2017, you can read the full submission here.

Both First Call and the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition made a joint submission based on input from all who gathered at our Vancouver consultation. The joint submission can be found here.

The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition is also a member of the Canadian Coalition Against LGBTQ+ Poverty, who also made a joint submission.

Other ways you can participate include:

the Government of Canada’s:

Dignity For All’s:

ACORN Canada’s

Download the Consultation Toolkit Here!