Read Public and Stakeholder Input
We have received a lot of input from stakeholders and people about ideas to reduce poverty in B.C. The input will help us understand what poverty looks like in communities, and how we can best take action to improve people’s lives.
Community Meeting Notes from SPARC
On behalf of government, the Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC) is organizing meetings in 28 communities to hear from individuals and families about their experiences, ideas and solutions to help lift people out of poverty. Here are the notes from each community meeting.
- Campbell River
- Port Alberni
- Prince Rupert
- Williams Lake
We have also received input from stakeholders throughout the province.
- 411 Seniors Society
- BC Federation of Retired Union Members
- BC Poverty Reduction Coalition
- BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada
- Bulkley Valley Social Planning Council
- Kamloops and District Labour Council
- Legal Services Society
- North Okanagan Early Years Council
- Northern Women’s Forum
- PG Poverty Free Committee
- Quesnel Shelter and Support Society
- School District 8 (Kootenay Lake) Board of Education
- Society of St. Vincent de Paul
- The Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of BC (COSCO)
- Urban Core
You have until March 31, 2018, to contribute your ideas and solutions to reduce poverty B.C. You can do that in a number of ways.
- Attend a Community Meeting
- Attend a Métis Poverty Reduction Engagement Session
- Attend an Indigenous Poverty Reduction Consultation at Friendship Centres across BC
- Submit your feedback by email, mail or phone.
- Complete the online feedback form on this site.