Written submissions were accepted until 4pm on April 30, 2023.
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What to include
Here are some points you may want to include in your submission:
- What are the main factors contributing to poverty in your community today? What groups are most affected and why?
- How have events since 2019 (e.g. COVID-19, inflation, climate change, etc.) impacted people in poverty in your community?
- The 2017/2018 engagement process showed us that we needed the following changes, which we have made:
- Annual increases to the minimum wage
- Increases to income assistance and disability assistance rates
- Housing affordability measures
- Eliminating interest on B.C. student loans
- Removing Medical Services Plan premiums, among others
- Which of these or other changes has had the biggest impact, and how?
- What additional changes could the B.C. government make that would have the biggest impact in addressing poverty and why? What should we do first?
- How can we help people learn about and access the supports that are available for them?
- What are your top 3 priorities for addressing poverty over the next five years? Over the longer-term?
Submissions must not:
- Contain profanity or content that is defamatory, threatening, hateful, personally disparaging, harassing, indecent, vulgar, obscene, illegal, immoral or sexually explicit (partially masking profanity or other unacceptable language by substituting asterisks or other symbols into a word is not acceptable if the word remains recognizable);
- Appear to, or actually, infringe the copyright, trade-mark, right of privacy, right of publicity or any other intellectual property or other proprietary right of any third party;
- Contain information about, or images (e.g., photographs, videos or illustrations) of, any person other than the person submitting the content;
- Advertise any product, person or organization, or direct attention to another website for personal gain;
- Provide links to, or information about, other sites that contain unlawful, objectionable or inappropriate content;
- Make unproven or unsupported accusations against individuals, groups or organizations;
- Appear to be spam-like messaging, a repeat posting or a template letter writing campaign; and
- Be far off-topic.
Submissions will be read and considered as part of the Engagement Report.