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Strathcona Regional District Hosting Forums This Month On Poverty Reduction Plan

Monday, February 12, 2024 at 7:26 AM

By Jay Herrington

(PHOTO Strathcona Regional District Facebook)

The Strathcona Regional District is developing a Poverty Reduction Plan that outlines goals and actions designed to decrease the impact of poverty within the community.

The plan is being developed in partnership with the City of Campbell River and the Campbell River and District Coalition to End Homelessness, along with other government agencies and organizations.

The purpose is to create a clear path forward to improve living conditions and increase the opportunities available to those living in poverty.

The SRD’s Poverty Reduction Plan will provide in depth research, analysis, and recommendations related to eight priority action areas: Housing families, children, and youth / Education and training / Employment / Income support / Social support / Discrimination and stigma / Safe, affordable, transportation.

The SRD has received $147,700 from the Union of B.C. Municipalities Poverty Reduction Planning and Action Program to move things along for the region. There’s also some cash from the Province.

The District says engagement with municipalities, First Nations, community organizations, service providers, and people with lived and living experience and the larger community will be an important part of the creation of the Poverty Reduction Plan.

Several forums will be held this month as the SRD looks for feedback from the public.

Attend a two-hour session in your community and enter for a chance to win door prizes.

Meals and child entertainment will be provided and no registration is required.

Campbell River – February 26th, 2024, 1 – 3 PM
Campbell River Community Center – 401 11 Ave

Campbell River – February 26th, 2024, 5 – 7 PM
Maritime Heritage Center – 621 Island Hwy

Tahsis – February 27th, 2024, 11 AM – 1 PM
Ocean View Restaurant – 115 Alpine View

Gold River – February 27th, 2024, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Gold River Village Hall – 499 Muchalat Drive

Cortes Island – February 28th, 2024, 11AM – 1PM
Mansons Hall – 983 Beasley Rd

Quadra Island – February 28th, 2024,  3 – 5 PM
Quadra Island Community Centre – 970 W Rd

Zeballos – February 29th, 2024, 11 AM – 1 PM
Zeballos Community Hall, 161 Maquinna Ave

Learn more at Strathcona Regional District.

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