Province’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Meeting asking for input from residents. Black Press file photo

Several ways area residents can provide input

B.C. Poverty Reduction Strategy community meeting coming to Quesnel

A community meeting for British Columbia’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy will take place in Quesnel on Saturday (Feb. 3).

Residents are invited to come and talk about how to reduce poverty in the province.

Ideas shared at this in-person community meeting will help inform the Poverty Reduction Strategy that is scheduled to be released in fall 2018.

Everyone is welcome.

The meeting will be at the Quesnel Tillicum Society Native Friendship Centre, 319 North Fraser Drive.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. The community meeting will run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The location is accessible. Supports are available to help people participate, including transportation, child care, disability and health supports, as well as secure storage for belongings.

If people need supports to participate, contact Lara Therrien Boulos at 604-718-8504, or email ltboulos@sparc.bc.ca

Public meetings are being held in communities throughout the province. If people are unable to attend a meeting, they can also give feedback in these ways:

• Send input online: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/bcpovertyreduction/

• Send an email: BCPovertyReduction@gov.bc.ca

• Call and leave a voice message: 1-778-698-7746 (Victoria number).

Or, call Enquiry BC and ask for BC Poverty Reduction: 1-800-663-7867.

Calls can be made Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Information on the poverty reduction strategy engagement can be found online at https://engage.gov.bc.ca/bcpovertyreduction/

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