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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Poverty Reduction in BC: A UBC Student Dialogue

March 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

BC government is currently asking residents about what should be included and the student voice is crucial to this process. Like thousands of BC residents, many students rely on food banks, worry about paying next month’s rent and making ends meet. We invite you to contribute your experience on the issues and solutions that matter to you and your communities. This feedback will be recorded, compiled and submitted to the BC government by March 30th.
Moderated by Professor Catherine Douglas, UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics and featuring leading activists and community organizers in British Columbia:
• Trish Garner, BC Poverty Reduction Coalition
• Kell Gerlings, Raise the Rates Campaign
• Anastasia Gaisenok, Check Your Head
• Phoebe Lo Patigdas, BC Federation of Students


March 7, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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UBC Centre for Engaged Learning


BC Hydro Theatre
2260 West Mall Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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:

By Phone:

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

Victoria       250-387-6121
Vancouver     604-660-2421
Elsewhere in B.C.  1-800-663-7867
Outside B.C.    1-604-660-2421

Via Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD):

Vancouver     604-775-0303

Elsewhere in B.C.  1-800-661-8773

By Fax: 250-387-5775


By Mail:

ATTN: BC Poverty Reduction
Victoria, BC V8W 9R2