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Board Voice is dedicated to improving social services to people in their communities. We do this by speaking to government and to our communities about the importance of social services to the health and well being of our citizens, bringing to their attention key concerns and issues, and telling the good news about the work of community based social service agencies.

We promote excellence in governance by connecting board members from across the province and providing resources that assist in developing their boards. We help build bridges between agencies at the community level to ensure community-wide understanding of how best services should be organized and delivered.

 

Trevor Hancock: Poverty Serious Detriment to Public Health

end-poverty-logoDr. Trevor Hancock will be familiar to many of our members. In a recent column in the Times Colonist, he discusses the very real consequences of poverty to public health. Dr. Hancock notes that while close to 10% of the population of BC lives in poverty (along with 1 in 5 children) BC is the only province without a poverty reduction plan. An individual working full time, making the minimum wage is not enough to raise … Read the rest