Upcoming Poverty Reduction Community Meetings

DABC has received the following information about an upcoming Poverty Reduction Community Meeting in the Downtown Eastside.

Hello from SPARC BC,

We hope that you will join us and participate in a Community Meeting for B.C’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy that will take place in Vancouver, BC.

Date and Time:  Saturday March 10, 2018 from  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Ray-Cam Co-Operative Centre, 920 E Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 3T1

You are invited to come and talk about how to reduce poverty in your community and the province. We want to know:

  • What are the issues facing you and people in poverty right now?
  • What would work to help you and people out of poverty?

Your ideas will help inform B.C.’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.

The Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) has been engaged to plan and deliver these community meetings on behalf of the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.

Please pre-register for the event by e-mailing:
A hot meal will be provided.

Supports are available to help you participate, including transportation, child care, disability and healthy supports, as well as secure storage for belongings.

If you need supports to participate, please contact Jayd by phone at 604-718-7745 or email: Vancouver_DTES_Poverty_Meeting@sparc.bc.ca

Please help us spread the word in your community.

Learn more about the BC Poverty Reduction Strategy and find other ways to share your ideas by visiting: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/bcpovertyreduction/

If you have any questions or comments that you would like to share around the event please do not hesitate to reach out.

We have also received information about other Community Meetings in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley:

Date Time Location Venue
Sunday March 3, 2018 9:00AM – 12:00PM North Vancouver 221 W Esplanade (lobby), North Vancouver
Saturday March 10, 2018 10:00AM – 1:00PM Vancouver DTES Ray-Cam Co-Operative Centre – 920 E Hastings
Saturday March 17, 2018 10:00AM – 1:00PM Coquitlam Best Wester Plus Coquitlam Inn Convention Centre – 319 North Road
Tuesday March 20, 2018 5:30PM -8:30PM Vancouver Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street
Monday March 26, 2018 2:00PM – 5:00PM Maple Ridge Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre – 12150 224 Street
Tuesday March 27, 2018 5:30PM – 8:30PM Langley Langley Senior Resource Society – 20605 51B Ave
Wednesday March 28, 2018 5:30PM – 8:30PM Abbotsford Garden Park Towers – Magnolia Dining Room – #101 – 2825 Clearbrook Road
Thursday March 29, 2018 5:30PM – 8:30PM Chilliwack Coast Hotel Chilliwack – 45920 First Avenue