A meeting will be held Friday at Central School to seek input for the province’s poverty reduction strategy. File photo

Poverty session set for Central School

Public welcome to attend

  • Feb. 7, 2018 9:00 a.m.

A public meeting to gather information for B.C.’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy will be held Friday, February 9, at the Central School in Nelson.

The Social Planning and Research Council of B.C. is conducting the session on behalf of the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. The session is one in a series across the province to assist the government in developing povery reduction legislation.

Organizers want to know:

* What are the issues facing you and people in poverty right now?

* What would work to help you and people out of poverty?

The session will be held in the gymnasium at Central School, 811 Stanley Street, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


A meeting will be held Friday at Central School to seek input for the province’s poverty reduction strategy. File photo

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