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 currently being scheduled;
- Submit your feedback by email, mail or phone.
- Complete the online feedback form on this site.
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. Feedback will be collected between October 30, 2017 and March 30, 2018 at 4pm.
Submit your feedback online by March 30, 2018 at 4 p.m.