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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Vancouver – Indigenous Poverty Reduction Consultations

March 20
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society, 1607 East Hastings
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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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4:00 pm

Youth Transitioning From Care Discussion – Vancouver

March 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
McCreary Centre Society, 3552 E Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V5K 2A7 Canada
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The session is specifically for young people that are in care or have aged out of government care in Vancouver. We ask for an RSVP at trrust@mcs.bc.ca as we have a maximum capacity of 24.

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5:00 pm

Carnegie African Descent Focus Group

March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carnegie Community Action Project, 401 Main Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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The Carnegie African Descent Group invites Black and African-descent low-income community members to participate in a small group discussion to help contribute ideas and solutions to inform the development of BC’s Poverty reduction strategy.  The discussion will focus on two … Continue reading

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5:30 pm

Vancouver Evening Community Meeting

March 20 @ 5:30 pm
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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