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B.C. Carbon Pricing Equity Engagement Sessions: Low-income Residents

May 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

In this facilitated engagement session, participants will explore equity aspects of B.C.’s provincial carbon tax and associated programs.

These B.C.-wide virtual community engagement sessions on the equity aspects of B.C.’s provincial carbon tax and associated programs aim to engage diverse community members across the province. There is a limited number of spaces available in each session so please register if you are interested. The Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria is supporting B.C.’s Carbon Pricing Review with community sessions for equity-seeking groups.

Register Here: shorturl.at/bgnHW

These sessions will be an opportunity to:

  1. Get an update on the federal government’s minimum carbon price for all provinces and territories and BC’s plans to meet or exceed that.
  2. Information on provincial carbon pricing, and
  3. An opportunity to explore:
    • The different impacts of the carbon tax for diverse community members, especially those with low incomes
    • How carbon tax programs can be designed to help address fairness and affordability
    • What are some of the challenges that need to be looked at and how can we make carbon tax programs more accessible?

Feedback from engagements sessions will inform the provincial government’s review of the carbon tax, which aims to understand impacts of carbon pricing on affordability for households and businesses.

Capacity Funding of $21 per hour will be provided to low-income individuals, time commitment is 1.5 hours. In order to receive capacity funding participants must opt-in at time of registration.

There are four sessions organized by engagement themes, please register for the one that most reflects your perspective: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/community-council-of-greater-victoria-33425231167

All sessions will take place over Zoom.