Community pressure has pushed the government to commit to a poverty reduction strategy and they are currently organizing meetings across the province. Now we need community action to ensure that it’s a strong plan with legislated targets and timelines.
We’ve put together a guide sharing the key messages and policies to highlight in the consultations. You can also see a summary on our one-page poster.
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Penticton – Indigenous Poverty Reduction Consultations
Friendship Centres across BC are hosting Indigenous poverty reduction consultations to inform the development of a BC Poverty Reduction Strategy, as committed to by the BC Government. These consultations are taking place over the course of February and March 2018 with a summary report being provided to the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. These sessions are free and open to community members to come and share their experiences, barriers and solutions with respect to reducing poverty amongst Indigenous people in BC. Please contact your local Friendship Centre for more details on the specific session in your community.
There are several other ways you can share your thoughts with the government:
Use our easy email form to send a message to the government consultations.
Government Feedback Form
You can also use the government's feedback form here: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/bcpovertyreduction/submit-your-feedback/
Call Enquiry BC and ask for ‘BC Poverty Reduction’
Calls can be made Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time
Elsewhere in B.C. 1-800-663-7867
Outside B.C. 1-604-660-2421
Via Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD):
Elsewhere in B.C. 1-800-661-8773
By Fax: 250-387-5775
By Email: BCPovertyReduction@gov.bc.ca
ATTN: BC Poverty Reduction
PO BOX 9929 STN PROV GOVT
Victoria, BC V8W 9R2