Renew pandemic support in BC’s 2024 Budget

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B.C. funding for COVID-related initiatives . This means losing capacity for economic recovery, supporting vulnerable British Columbians, and vital health management like vaccination, testing, and protective equipment for healthcare workers.

As we head into 2024, we call on the B.C. government to recommit to funding these essential programs – and to harness lessons learned so far from COVID-19 and climate emergencies, and make forward-thinking investments in public health:

  1. Renew a three year-plan for economic recovery, sustainable health management of communicable diseases, and resilience against future pandemics;
  2. Establish a Clean Indoor Air Act with an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) advisory council;
  3. Support a comprehensive building retrofit strategy including cooling and IAQ improvements in the BC Building Code;
  4. Provide a tax credit of $5 million/year to offset PPE costs for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities (bolstered by expanded medical equipment coverage, and raising rates of income and disability assistance indexed to inflation);
  5. Include Long COVID care in improved support for complex chronic illnesses;
  6. Invest in improved digital health solutions including better usability and interoperability between health authorities.

Send an email to your MLA

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Find our full budget recommendations here (including some of the government spending recommendations they’re based on):

More ways to take action

Make your voice heard by December 15, 2023. (Latecomers are welcome – the final budget is presented on February 22, 2024.) Already sent an email and ? Get your MLA’s contact info here, then take the next step:

Leave a phone message

Have a few seconds to spare? Use our short phone script and leave a message for your MLA, telling them to renew pandemic support!

Send a fax

Use our pre-made wording to send a free fax to your representative! Feeling fancy? Fax the full budget recommendations too!

Send postcards

Use our printable Postcards for Public Health (or any card you have on hand) to contact your MLA by mail. Postage to government is free!

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About Us

We’re a non-partisan action group of British Columbians advocating for evidence-based safety measures in high-risk settings.