For more information about poverty check out the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition.
Board Voice has been calling for a social policy framework through our There is a Better Way: A BC Framework for Wellbeing project. We have wrapped up our provincial consultation and you can find the report here. While certainly a poverty reduction strategy is a positive development, we continue to believe that what is needed is a comprehensive plan for all of the social ministries that would make connections between ministries, stakeholders, community-benefit organizations and citizens. Focusing more on the social determinants of health instead of crisis response, a framework for wellbeing would support innovation, evidence and accountability.