What is this engagement about?
We want to keep reducing poverty in B.C., and we want our future actions to support those who need it most. We want your ideas on how to update TogetherBC: B.C.’s Poverty Reduction Strategy. Whether you have ideas about how to make more progress on poverty, or suggestions about how we can change our legislation to better serve British Columbians, we want everyone’s perspective!
Engagement timelines: March 1 to April 30, 2023
How to participate
All are encouraged to participate. If you or someone you know has personal experience of poverty, if you work or advocate for people with lived experience, if you’re a member of an equity seeking group, if you’re an Indigenous person or representative of an Indigenous community, or if you are a member of the general public with suggestions, we want your perspective. You can participate in one or more of the options below.
Share your perspectives in a short survey open to all British Columbians. Surveys were accepted until April 30, 2023.
Submit your organization’s recommendations
All British Columbians, including employers, employees, organizations, professionals and Indigenous communities were invited to make submissions before April 30, 2023 at 4 pm.
Host a small group session
Community organizations, or organizations representing an equity group could apply for funding to host sessions using a provided Conversation Toolkit.
Virtual townhall sessions in your region
Your feedback will help us understand what poverty looks like in communities across B.C. This includes key populations and how to develop new programs and expand existing programs and services to reduce poverty.