Poverty Reduction Strategy Meetings Begin

The BC Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultation’s 2018 meetings began in January in Prince Rupert. Find a list of the communities with dates and locations here.

For more information about poverty check out the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition.

Board Voice has been calling for a social policy framework through our initiative There is a Better Way: A BC Framework for Well-Being. Find the report here.

While 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 well-being would support innovation, evidence and accountability.