Campaigns and Issues

Shifting the Culture at the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition collaborated with partners in developing a discussion paper based on key concerns and observations collected over years of working on assistance issues with people seeking MCFD services. The paper includes 31 specific and achievable recommendations for the Ministry so that those seeking help have their needs met adequately and are treated compassionately and with respect.

Let Minister Simpson know you support some or all of these recommendations, such as this one:  Immediately discontinue the two-year independence test (Section 18 of the EA Act) and the five-week work search for first time applicants or three-week wait for returning applicants (Section 4.1 of the Regulations to the EA Act).