Rural Advisory Council – Province of British Columbia

Rural communities in B.C. have long sought a stronger voice, so government can better understand their challenges and help them find solutions. The Rural Advisory Council is that voice. Created in 2015, the council’s 13 members come from throughout the province and have diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

The council’s initial focus was on advising government in establishing the Rural Dividend. Members continue to provide advice on how to build a comprehensive approach to ensure policies across government are developed with a rural lens, and to establish processes and accountability to support this in policy making. They are identifying a prioritized list of policies, showing their impacts, and supporting government’s efforts to improve the related outcomes for rural B.C.