Local Elections are Coming!

General local elections take place in British Columbia are on October 20, 2018. Local governments can play an important role in poverty reduction as they work with and lobby other levels of government. BC Poverty Reduction Coalition members are taking action. Watch this space for toolkits, all candidates meetings and campaigns targeted at the local government elections.

#AllonBoard Campaign

#AllOnBoard stands for affordable and accessible transit based on income in Metro Vancouver to ensure our communities can access public transit to live, work and thrive.  We advocate for:

  • Free transit for all children and youth 0-18
  • Sliding scale monthly pass system based on income 

We also advocate for a social justice and poverty reduction mandate for Translink, non-stigmatizing affordability measures, fare evasion fines to be unlinked from ICBC and infrastructure expansion. 

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First Call BC’s Municipal Election Toolkit

First Call’s municipal election toolkit is meant to support individuals and community groups in their advocacy for legislation, policy and practice that benefit children and youth and their families in the lead-up to the October 20, 2018, municipal elections.

The toolkit is structured around First Call’s 4 Keys to Success. Each section highlights some of the current issues facing children, youth and families in BC, the role of the municipal government and suggests solutions government can act on, in the form of questions to candidates. Read the Election Toolkit!

Your City. Your Vote.

The British Columbia Federation of Students is providing resources through their student unions about local government jurisdictions and how to register to vote. Whether you live in a rural area, in a small village or town, or in a large urban centre, local government is tasked to take care of community needs. Specifically, local government (municipalities and regional districts) shapes communities by offering essential services, regulates local policies, regulates land-use/development, and plans for the future economic growth of the community. Learn more here!

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House’s Vancouver All Candidates Meeting

Wednesday, October 10, 7-9 p.m.
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (800 East Broadway)

Be informed for the Vancouver municipal election in October.

For the first hour, mayoral candidates will take part in a forum. The moderator will ask questions, and each candidate will have a timed window to respond. If time permits, there will be a short audience Q & A.

The second hour will be a ‘speed dating’ set up with mayoral and city councillor candidates. Candidates will be seated at tables, and members of the public will be invited to sit one-on-one with the candidate, and ask a question. At the end of each time period (2-3 minutes) the next person will have an opportunity to ask the candidate a question.

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