Resources

An effective poverty reduction plan: It’s as simple as ABC – Policy Brief

The over-arching vision and first steps of a poverty reduction plan matter. This policy brief recommends the first steps that the government can take in order to implement an accountable, bold and comprehensive plan.

What We Heard About Poverty in BC Report

The government released a report as well as several supplemental reports outlining “what they heard” during the poverty reduction consultations across the province. The reports clearly show the need for an accountable, bold and comprehensive plan!

Survey-based Provincial Poverty Reduction Strategy Report

A new report released in July 2018 surveyed 1,000 low income people in British Columbia and found the health and social impacts of economic hardship to be devastating, ranging from stress to skipping meals to not socializing. Due to low incomes (whether from work, income assistance or pension), housing and food costs are highlighted as the number one challenges throughout BC, followed by health, debt and transportation.

BC Poverty Reduction Coalition Submissions for the Provincial Poverty Reduction Plan

The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition made four submissions to the consultations about the upcoming provincial poverty reduction plan including a 27-page submission, developed with considerable input from the Coalition’s member groups, outlines detailed recommendations for a comprehensive, cross-ministerial plan.

BC Poverty Reduction Coalition Resources Page

Take a deep dive into the many resources available on the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition’s resources page.