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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Smartphones to better connect vulnerable

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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Smartphones to better connect vulnerable

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Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
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250 889-9742
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236 478-1336
Media Contacts
Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
Media Relations
250 889-9742
Joint Information Centre
Media Relations
236 478-1336

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Better technology access for vulnerable people

New smartphones are breaking down barriers to services for vulnerable populations by increasing access to technology that can connect people to the health and social supports they need.

The Social Planning and Research Council of BC, through funding from the Province, is distributing 3,500 smartphones to communities throughout B.C., including the following:

  • 100 Mile House
  • Burns Lake
  • Campbell River
  • Chilliwack
  • Coquitlam
  • Cranbrook
  • Fort St. James
  • Gabriola Island
  • Grand Forks
  • Kamloops
  • Kelowna
  • Kispiox
  • Maple Ridge
  • Nelson
  • Penticton and surrounding area
  • Pitt Meadows
  • Port Hardy
  • Prince George
  • Prince Rupert
  • Revelstoke
  • Salmon Arm
  • Surrey
  • Trail
  • Ucluelet
  • Vancouver
  • Vanderhoof
  • Vernon
  • Victoria
  • West Kelowna
  • Williams Lake

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