BC has the highest poverty rate in Canada and no plan to tackle it directly. Community pressure has pushed the government to implement a poverty reduction strategy. Now we need community action to ensure that it is a strong one with legislated targets and timelines. Click here to see several ways to participate including online, by phone and in person.
BC has the highest poverty rate in Canada and no plan to tackle it directly. Here's how you can get involved: After years of community pressure, the provincial government passed the Poverty Reduction Strategy Act Bill The Act could ensure the foundation for the first ever poverty reduction plan for BC.
Now we need community action to ensure an accountable, bold and comprehensive plan. You can be a part of this effort to make BC's government take action against poverty.
We've told them the urgent needs, and we expect action. We will continue to raise our collective voice loud and clear highlighting the pillars of a strong, comprehensive poverty reduction plan. AllOnBoard stands for affordable and accessible transit based on income in Metro Vancouver to ensure our communities can access public transit to live, work and thrive.
We advocate for free transit for all children and youthand a sliding scale monthly pass system based on income. Get involved at AllOnBoard. Email the Premier and ask him to support a strong poverty reduction plan.
BC has the highest poverty rates in Canada, and we need a comprehensive poverty reduction plan. It's time BC's leaders take bold steps towards a comprehensive plan with designated targets and timelines, which can help us ensure that we make this province a great place to live for everyone.
Once you've sent your email to the Premier and our other provincial leaders, please ask your friends and family to do the same! Join the Action Team. We have over 70 Coalition Members and almost supporting organizations.
Check out some of the latest campaigns from our coalition members. Thought of something else? You can use our Action toolkit to help you with materials, videos, ideas, and links that will no doubt make your action more powerful.
Tweets by PovReductionBC About the Coalition We are a coalition that includes community and non-profit groups, faith groups, health organizations, First Nations and Aboriginal organizations, businesses, labour organizations, and social policy groups.
We have come together around a campaign aimed at seeing the introduction of a bold and comprehensive poverty reduction plan from the government of British Columbia that would include legislated targets and timelines to significantly reduce poverty and homelessness.
We seek to improve the health and well-being of all British Columbians. We Support Check out these great projects!Use these worksheets to help you manage your financial life and begin your savings fitness plan.
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Provide Support For Training and Education. The connections between expanding education and reducing poverty are self-evident. Meaningful, long-term training and education must be offered and supported, so that low-income people can access stable, well-paying jobs.
Promote The Health Of All British Columbians. Poverty is a fundamental determinant of health, and the health care costs of poverty add up to $ billion per year.
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State Board of Higher Education meetings are held at University System campuses throughout the year. Conference call meetings originate from the NDUS office, 10th floor of the state Capitol, Bismarck.