The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged and changed our province. Across B.C., we have been touched by job loss and change, health concerns, worries about how our families and communities can cope, and increasing uncertainty about the future.
We’ve made progress because of our commitment to supporting each other and coming together as a community to respond.
As we start our recovery, the choices we make will help us build an economy — and a province — that works for everyone.
Find out more about BC’s COVID-19 recovery on the COVID-19 Recovery engage website.
See a list of other virtual townhalls that took place during COVID-19
June 17 to July 21, 2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020: Lower Mainland
Hosts and Participants: Carole James, Minister of Finance, Bob D’Eith, Chair of Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services and MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission.
Thursday, July 9, 2020: Vancouver Island and Coast
Hosts and Participants: Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture, and Ronna-Rae Leonard, Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020: North, Interior, and the Kootenays
Hosts and Participants: Michelle Mungall, Nelson-Creston Minister of Jobs, Economic Development, and Competitiveness and Ravi Kahlon Parliamentary Secretary for Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.
Thursday, July 16, 2020: Lower Mainland
Hosts and Participants: George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, and Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture.
Thursday, June 25, 2020: Virtual Townhall on Building BC’s Recovery, Together
Hosts and Participants: Carole James, Minister of Finance, Bob D’Eith, MLA Maple Ridge-Mission, and Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, and Bowinn Ma, MLA North Vancouver-Lonsdale.
Monday, July 13, 2020: Virtual Townhall on Supporting Small Businesses
Hosts and Participants: Michelle Mungall, Minister of Jobs, Economic Development, and Competitiveness, Tom Conway, CEO of Small Business BC, and Jinny Sims, MLA Surrey-Panorama.
- 11,805 online questionnaires submitted
- 996 emails received
- 17,295 telephone townhall participants
- 23,475 citizens reached through virtual townhalls
- 135 written submissions received
- 200 voicemail responses
Input leads to action:
These townhalls were held as part of government’s priority to keep British Columbians safe and informed about the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the What We Heard report for a complete summary of feedback received throughout this engagement.