Campaigns and Issues

First Call and BCPRC host community consultation: Towards a Federal Poverty Reduction Strategy – Jun. 14

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017

9-11:30 am

BC Teachers’ Federation building

550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver

Free but please register

If you cannot make it in person but would like to call in, please let us know

First Call in partnership with the BC Poverty Reduction Coaltion will host a consultation at our next coalition meeting on June 14 to gather input for the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Your input from this event will be shared with Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos to help shape the federal poverty reduction strategy.

We need your ideas and feedback! Please join us and share your voice!

Register now

If you would like to call in, please let us know

Federal consultation toolkit:

First Call and the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition have developed a toolkit to hosting your own consultation. This includes questions we’ll be asking at our June consultation. If you are holding your own consultation, confirm your participation with Trish at and let us know if you require funding support.

Background material:

Campaign 2000: Poverty measurement brief for the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy consultation

Dignity for All: Series of one-pagers based on their National Anti-Poverty Plan, which was developed through years of consultations

Dignity for All: Simplified online form – share your views here as an individual or organization

Canada without Poverty: This Is Poverty video project – please help collect video testimonials from people living in poverty

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: Alternative Federal Budget 2017 –  see the chapter on poverty (starts page 118)