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Province of British Columbia
For Immediate Release
Jan. 11, 2018
Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
B.C. Poverty Reduction Strategy community meeting coming to Nanaimo

NANAIMO – A community meeting for B.C.’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy will take place in Nanaimo on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.

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.

Nanaimo Community Meeting:

Date: Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
Location: Beban Park Social Centre, 2300 Bowen Rd.
Time: Doors will open at 5 p.m. The community meeting will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Notes: Refreshments will be served.
The location is accessible. Supports are available to help you participate, including transportation, child care, disability and health supports, as well as secure storage for belongings.
If you need supports to participate, please contact Lara Therrien Boulos by phone at 604 718-8504 or email: 

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

Send input online:

Send an email:

Call and leave a voice mail 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, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time.)

Information on the poverty reduction strategy engagement can be found online:

Carla Wormald
Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
250 387-6490
For information on the community meeting, contact:
Lara Therrien Boulos
The Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC BC)
604 718-8504
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