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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Hudson Hope – Métis Poverty Reduction Engagement Session

March 17
The Pearkes Centre, 10801 Dudley Drive
Hudson Hope, BC V0C 1V0 Canada

BC has the highest population of poverty in Canada… poverty is a violation of our human dignity. MNBC is looking to our Métis people to participate and share in this very important engagement session on how to reduce poverty in … Continue reading

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Surrey – Indigenous Poverty Reduction Consultations

March 17
Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association, 13639 108th Ave
Surrey, BC Canada

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 … Continue reading

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Coquitlam Community Meeting

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Best Western Plus Coquitlam Inn Convention Centre, 319 North Road
Coquitlam, BC Canada

Supports are available to help you participate, including transportation, child care, disability and health supports, as well as secure storage for belongings. If you need supports to participate, please contact Lara Therrien Boulos by phone at 604 718-8504 or email: ltboulos@sparc.bc.ca All … Continue reading

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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: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/bcpovertyreduction/submit-your-feedback/

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 EmailBCPovertyReduction@gov.bc.ca

By Mail:

ATTN: BC Poverty Reduction
PO BOX 9929 STN PROV GOVT
Victoria, BC V8W 9R2