Community non-profits throughout BC have their annual chance to provide input to the provincial government on Budget 2019. Don’t miss this opportunity! The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Governance began the first of 14 community consultations this week, and you’ll need to book soon if you hope to get a spot.
If the committee isn’t coming to your town or you want to make a written, audio or video submission instead, the public consultation portal is now open, with a deadline of Oct. 15 for all submissions. Board Voice will be presenting in Esquimalt on Oct. 9 and will provide a written submission as well.
Let’s make sure government knows just how important BC’s community non-profit sector is in addressing the social determinants of health. Those determinants aren’t mentioned by name in the government’s own guide to Budget 2019 consultations, but they are present in many parts of the document.
Here’s the list of dates, locations and times for committee consultations around the province. Join one of the public consultation meetings listed below, or send a written submission, including contact information, to:
- Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, Room 224, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C. V8V 1X4
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 1 (877) 428-8337 (toll-free)
- Phone (250) 356-2933 (collect)
|Monday, Sept 17||Dawson Creek||Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre 10401-10 Street, Dawson Creek, B.C. VIG 3T8||3pm–7pm|
|Tuesday, Sept 18||Prince George||Prince George Conference and Civic Centre (Room 201-203) 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, B.C. V2L 5T6||8am–12pm|
|Tuesday, Sept 18||Smithers||Coast Mountain College – Smithers Campus 3966 Second Ave, Smithers, B.C. V0J 2N0||4pm–8pm|
|Wednesday, Sept 19||Masset||The Old Massett Community Hall 348 Eagle Avenue, Masset, B.C. V0T 1M0||1pm–4pm|
|Thursday, Sept 20||Campbell River||Wei Wei Kum First Nation’s Thunderbird Hall 1400 Weiweikum Road , Campbell River, B.C. V9W 5W8||1pm–5pm|
|Monday, Sept 24||Vancouver||UBC Robson Square (Room C150) 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 3B7||9am–6pm|
|Tuesday, Sept 25||Cranbrook||Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort Cranbrook (Fernie Salon) 209 Van Horne St S, Cranbrook, B.C. V1C 6R9||8am–12pm|
|Tuesday, Sept 25||Trail||Trail Memorial Centre (McIntyre Room) 1051 Victoria Avenue, Trail, B.C. V1R 3T3||4pm–8pm|
|Wednesday, Sept 26||Nelson||Nelson Curling Centre (Upstairs Lounge) 302 Cedar Street, Nelson, B.C. V1L 5R2||8am–11am|
|Wednesday, Sept 26||Kamloops||Thompson Rivers University (Alpine Room) 805 TRU Way, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 0C8||4pm–8pm|
|Thursday, Sept 27||Kelowna||Rotary Centre for the Arts (Salloum Rehearsal Hall) 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 6Z1||9am–5pm|
|Tuesday, Oct 9||Esquimalt||Songhees Wellness Centre (Boardroom) 1100 Admirals Rd, Victoria, B.C. V9A 2P6||9am–5pm|
|Wednesday, Oct 10||Mission||Mission Library (Meeting Room) 33247 2nd Avenue, Mission, B.C. V2V 1J9||9am–5pm|
|Thursday Oct, 11||Surrey||Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (Barnston B Room) 15269 104 Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V3R 1N5||9am–5pm|