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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Prince Rupert – Indigenous Poverty Reduction Consultations

March 23
Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert, 744 Fraser St.
Prince Rupert, 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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Mission – Indigenous Poverty Reduction Consultations

March 23
Mission Friendship Centre Society, 33150A First Ave.
Mission, 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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1:00 pm

Fort St. John Community Meeting

March 23 @ 1:00 pm
North Peace Cultural Centre, 10015 100 Avenue
Fort St. John, 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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2:00 pm

Vancouver – Low Wage Poverty Group Discussion

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collingwood Neighbourhood House, Multipurpose Room, 5288 Joyce Street
Vancouver, BC V5R 6C9 Canada
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Cost of living in BC is skyrocketing, but wages are not following suit. If you're working and still struggling to make ends meet, we want to hear from you. Join us for a discussion to share your experiences and ideas … 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