British Columbia has had disturbing statistics on poverty and our economy hasn’t worked for everyone. As British Columbia is the only province without a poverty reduction strategy, I’m very pleased that my colleague Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, has announced the Advisory Forum on Poverty Reduction.
The previous government balked at the idea of a poverty reduction strategy. Former Minister of Children and Families, Stephanie Cadieux, said a legislated poverty reduction plan doesn’t not guarantee success in reducing poverty.
That means they had no ideas.
The Advisory Forum is a group of 27 people with a broad range of expertise who I know will provide their insight and guidance to our government in ending poverty in B.C.
I’m inviting individuals and families from the North and Central Coast and Haida Gwaii to share their thoughts about how our government can work towards ending poverty.
Follow the link to learn about the different ways you can share your stories and ideas.
To share your ideas and story about Poverty Reduction click here: http://tinyurl.com/ycdamlo9
To learn more about the Advisory Forum on Poverty Reduction click here: http://tinyurl.com/ychr23wz
To learn more about the 27 members named to the Advisory Forum click here: http://tinyurl.com/ydz5sv79