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Saturday, March 21, 2020 10:15 AM
As British Columbians work to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the Province is taking swift action to protect vulnerable people, including those experiencing homelessness, in communities around British Columbia.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:00 AM
Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, has released the following statement on Statistics Canada’s release of the Canadian Income Survey 2018, which shows declines in poverty rates in British Columbia:
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:45 PM
Budget 2020 moves British Columbia forward by building the infrastructure the growing province needs, supporting thousands of new jobs, strengthening investments in health and education and making life more affordable for everyone.
Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:00 PM
To better understand local issues to help municipalities and local organizations best support people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, government is conducting a second provincial homeless count.
Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:15 AM
People experiencing poverty now have better access to income and disability assistance through a series of changes designed to give them the help they need, when they need it.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:30 AM
People and families facing a financial emergency will have access to better supports to help pay rent and avoid eviction through Harvest Project’s new rent bank.
Friday, October 25, 2019 2:45 PM
More than 50 people who have been without safe and secure homes are moving into supportive housing with around-the-clock support services as a new permanent modular housing project opens.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:05 AM
The Province is investing in programs to put people first. These include:
Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:45 AM
Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, and Mable Elmore, Parliamentary Secretary for Poverty Reduction, have issued the following statement in recognition of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Oct. 17, 2019:
Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:00 AM
Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, and Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, have issued the following statement in recognition of Homelessness Action Week, Oct. 13 to Oct. 19: