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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Quesnel – Indigenous Poverty Reduction Consultations

March 21
Quesnel Tillicum Society, 319 North Fraser Drive
Quesnel, 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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12:30 pm

West End Seniors’ Network Group Discussion

March 21 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Barclay Manor, 1447 Barclay Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1J6 Canada
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What are the issues facing you and people living in poverty right now? What would address these issues and help you and people out of poverty? Your input will be used to help fill in gaps in the current consultation … Continue reading

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5:30 pm

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House Discussion

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada
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Have your say! Community meeting on poverty in BC. Your ideas will inform the province's Poverty Reduction Strategy. Register at footnetcoord@mpnh.org or leave a message at 604-879-8208 ext 128 with the date you wish to attend. A hot meal will … 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