AVICC Recommends UBCM Endorse Call for Social Policy Framework

AVICC logoThe Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) has recommended that the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) call on the Premier to begin designing a Social Policy Framework for BC.

The resolution was presented by the City of Duncan and passed at AVICC’s annual convention in Qualicum on April 12. The resolution reads:

R26 SOCIAL POLICY FRAMEWORK                                                                           Duncan 

WHEREAS every British Columbian depends on social services, health care, justice and education services;

AND WHEREAS our communities are partners in the delivery of many of these services and are facing increasingly complex social challenges requiring coordination between multiple social ministries of government, municipalities and the community agencies and organizations that deliver services to the public;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the municipal governments of British Columbia call upon the Premier to begin a consultation with British Columbians to initiate the development of a Social Policy Framework that will set out key policy directions, values, priorities, roles and expectations, and guide the creation of public policy to meet our social needs now and into the future.

This resolution will now be forwarded to UBCM and voted on at their annual convention in late September.

The call has also been endorsed by the cities of Nelson, Campbell River and 29 Community Social Service agencies across the province.

BoardVoice and its member agencies are working hard to make sure municipal representatives know about the Social Policy Framework initiative and add their voices to the growing call for action to the Premier.