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Value BC: Justice for All

Vancouver Public Library

Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Room

350 West Georgia St

7:00-8:30 PM

ASL Interpretation Provided by Registered & Certified ASL-English Interpreters

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Join Dan Meades, provincial co-ordinator for the Transition House Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, for a presentation on the success of Newfoundland and Labrador’s poverty reduction strategy. In 2006, Newfoundland and Labrador became the second Canadian province to introduce a formal action plan to reduce poverty. Having shared one of the worst poverty rates in Canada with BC, they have reduced their poverty rate and food insecurity significantly through their poverty reduction plan. BC still has one of the highest poverty rates and is now the only province without a poverty reduction plan.

Come and learn about Newfoundland and Labrador’s success in reducing poverty and how to make this possible in BC.

Dan will be joined by Iglika Ivanova, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and other local speakers to highlight the cost of poverty in BC and how we could achieve justice for all through a poverty reduction plan for BC.

About Dan Meades: Dan Meades has been doing poverty reduction work throughout Canada, Europe, the United States and West Africa for over a decade. For years Dan was the Executive Director of Vibrant Communities Calgary before moving back to his home of St. John’s Newfoundland where Dan currently serves as Provincial Coordinator for the Transition House Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, an organization that focuses on safe shelter for women and their children experiencing violence.

This event was sponsored by:

BC Alliance on Mental Health/Illness and Addictions

BCGEU

BC Poverty Reduction Coalition

Community Legal Assistance Society

Vancouver Coastal Health

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