Municipalities Campaign

The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition called on municipalities and local band councils across BC to take action in support of a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy for the province. We called for action from individual councils and from the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM). To this end, the Coalition offered for use by all BC city councils a draft resolution to council. We also offered a draft resolution for Local Band Councils. You could read a briefing on the campaign here.

Twenty-four municipalities adopted resolutions calling for a comprehensive provincial poverty reduction strategy, and the resolution was passed at UBCM in September. See the resolutions on pages 119 and 170 of the UBCM’s resolution package and read about the press conference that we held with City Councillors from across the province at UBCM. Click the icons on the map below to learn more about the motions (BCPRC logos represent municipalities that adopted resolutions in support of the call at the 2016 UBCM; blue stars represent cities who have previously joined the call):

Media Coverage

Places large and small seek B.C. poverty-reduction plan (Times Colonist, September 2016)
Union of BC Municipalities conference develops advocacy policies (Powell River Peak, October 5 2016)
I don’t want to live on the streets’ (The Surrey Leader, October 6 2016)