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Jill Zacharias

Jill Zacharias
Jill Zacharias is a community development consultant from Revelstoke, BC. Since July of 2008, Jill has been working exclusively with the City of Revelstoke as the Social Development Coordinator for the Revelstoke Community Social Development Committee, a committee of City Council. This has involved social planning, project and program development that address a broad range of community-wide social issues. In 2011,local poverty was identified as a high priority for planning & action and by June 2012, a community poverty reduction strategy was completed. Jill believes that the best solutions come from those most affected, and that inclusion and strong, cross-sectoral community networks are critical to the social sustainability of our communities.

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Making Progress on Poverty Reduction in British Columbia

Posted by Jill Zacharias on April 13, 2018

So far, 2018 is turning out to be an important year for poverty reduction in BC. Currently, 557,000 people are living below the poverty line in Canada’s most western province – the second highest provincial poverty rate in the country. Against this sobering backdrop, the BC government has just completed a broad range of consultations with a variety of citizens, including people with lived experience. In June 2018, the government will release a “What We Heard” report summarizing feedback from the consultations, with plans to introduce poverty reduction legislation this fall. The intended result is the development and implementation of a poverty reduction strategy.

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