Province announces funding for anti-poverty initiatives, planning

October 8, 2019

B.C.’s government is committing $5 million to allow municipalities to create local initiatives the province hopes will help reduce the overall poverty rate by 25% and the child poverty rate by 50% by 2024.

As part of the TogetherBC, British Columbia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy, Victoria on September 23 announced funding for the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) to carry out work under the Poverty Reduction Planning & Action program.

Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson said interested communities may apply for funding for local initiatives and plans.

Source: Business in Vancouver