Poverty Reduction Input Session April 24, 2023


The BC government is looking for input on how they can move forward with a new plan to reduce poverty in the province. They want everyone’s input and perspective so that all voices are captured and heard as they devise new legislation and policies to help people living in poverty.

The Skills Centre is hosting a community engagement session on April 24 to gather feedback to share with the province for its poverty reduction strategy. Our poverty reduction specialist, Heather Glenn-Dergousoff, will facilitate the two hour session.

She will be asking four questions:

  1. What are the main factors contributing to poverty in your community today?
  2. What programs and services are having the biggest impact in addressing poverty or the effects of poverty and why
  3. What gaps still exist in improving poverty reduction services or services to address the effects of poverty?
  4. From your experience, what more could be done to reduce poverty in community? What opportunities are missed?

Everyone is welcome to attend the input session, though we’re especially hoping to hear from people who are currently experiencing poverty or have lived experience with poverty. We can accommodate 8 participants, and will provide a stipend of $42 for your time.

The session will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 24 at the Skills Centre’s office in downtown Trail. Lunch is included, and we can cover childcare and transportation costs if requested. Phone or email Heather to reserve a spot.

Heather Glenn-Dergousoff
Project Specialist – Poverty Reduction
Phone 250-368-6360 Ext 235
Toll free 1-866-368-6360