Submission to BC’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

Our recent submission to the review of the BC government’s Poverty Reduction Strategy is informed by the cross-sectoral expertise and province-wide reach of our diverse network of affiliates, a commitment to the Four Keys to Success, and findings from our most recent BC Child Poverty Report Card.

Our submission makes 14 recommendations including

  • reducing income and wealth inequality;
  • establishing a permanent Fair Wages Commission to advise government on ways to bring working families above the poverty line;
  • raising income and disability assistance rates and indexing the BC Family Benefit;
  • ensuring youth aging out of government care have the supports they need to avoid living in poverty; and
  • scaling up funding to build thousands of new social and affordable rental housing units.

Read our full submission here.