We’re building a poverty reduction strategy, and you can help.
The poverty rate in B.C. is among the worst in Canada. Too many people are struggling to make ends meet, earn a living wage, or find and keep affordable housing. Too many families are suffering without basic necessities, relying on food banks, going hungry or sending their children to school hungry.
It’s time to lift people out of poverty.
As a first step, the B.C. government raised income assistance and disability rates by $100 per month to help people who need it most. This is only the beginning. There’s more to do. One of the critical next steps is to build and implement a province-wide poverty reduction plan with targets and timelines. And we want your help.
There are several ways to participate:
- Attend a Community Meeting
- Submit your feedback by email, mail or phone.
- Complete the online feedback form.
- Host your own small group discussions
Your feedback will help us understand what poverty looks like in communities across B.C., and how we can best take action to improve people’s lives. In order to promote the transparency of this engagement, all feedback collected by the online feedback form and email will be posted to the site. Names will not be included. Feedback will be collected between October 30, 2017 and March 30, 2018 at 4pm.
Submit your feedback by March 30, 2018 at 4 p.m. at
Questions to Consider
- What does success look like in BC Poverty Reduction Strategy?
- What do you think are the best ways to reduce poverty in British Columbia?
- What can we do as a province, a community or as individuals to reduce poverty and contribute to economic and social inclusion?
Notes: A hot meal will be provided