BC government to address upstream causes of poverty and poor health

Fulfilling a campaign promise for both the New Democratic and Green parties, Premier John Horgan has announced the restoration of funding for adult basic education and English Language Learning programs in BC.

This is welcome news for organizations like the BC Health Coalition (http://www.bchealthcoalition.ca) and the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition (http://bcpovertyreduction.ca/learn-more/plan-for-bc/#education), who understand that the social determinants of health are strongly influenced by a person’s level of education.

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Details of this announcement will be outlined in the September budget update.

Click on the following link to read Katie Hyslop’s article in the August 8 edition of The Tyee:

NDP government adult education promise

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