Two community meetings for B.C.’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy will take place in Vancouver this month.
Residents are invited to come and talk about how to reduce poverty in the province. Ideas shared at this in-person community meeting will help inform the Poverty Reduction Strategy that is scheduled to be released in fall 2018. Everyone is welcome.
Vancouver community meeting #1:
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Location: Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre, 920 E Hastings St.
Time: Doors open at 10 a.m. The community meeting will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Vancouver community meeting #2:
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Location: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St.
Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The community meeting will run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Notes for both meetings: Refreshments will be served. The locations are accessible. 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 Jayd Ursulak by phone at 604 718-7745 or email: JUrsulak@sparc.bc.ca
Public meetings are being held in communities throughout the province. If you are unable to attend a meeting, you can also give feedback in these ways:
Send input online: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/bcpovertyreduction/
Send an email: BCPovertyReduction@gov.bc.ca
Call and leave a voice mail message: 1 778 698-7746 (Victoria number)
Or, call Enquiry BC and ask for BC Poverty Reduction: 1 800 663-7867 (Calls can be made Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time)
Information on the poverty reduction strategy engagement can be found online: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/bcpovertyreduction/
Carla WormaldMinistry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
For information on the community meeting, contact:Jayd Ursulak
The Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC BC)