B.C.'s Poverty Reduction Strategy

The Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction announced in late October that B.C. will be developing its first Poverty Reduction Strategy. In order to build and implement a province-wide poverty reduction plan, government is seeking feedback from the public. Nurses work with individuals living in poverty on a daily basis, and have a solid understanding around the complexities of poverty, the causes, and the solutions required to reduce poverty. Our unique expertise and knowledge around the social and structural determinants of health combined with our nursing ethical values positions us well to contribute meaningfully to the development of this strategy.

Collectively, nursing has significant potential to utilize its strong unified voice to influence public policy. The BC Coalition of Nursing Associations (BCCNA) will be putting forward a submission in order to ensure a nursing perspective is present in informing this critical issue. As the professional association representing nurses of all designations, BCCNA is inviting all B.C. nurses to provide feedback in order to inform our submission to government.

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