Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Last updated on April 17, 2024

The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction focuses on providing British Columbians in need with a system of supports to help them achieve their social and economic potential. 

Featured Topics

Featured Services

  • WorkBC
    Committed to help British Columbians successfully navigate B.C.’s labour market.
  • My Self Serve
    Secure online access to income and disability assistance programs and services in B.C.
  • Income Assistance
    Apply for B.C. Employment and Assistance (BCEA).
  • Disability Assistance
    Apply for Persons with Disabilities Assistance.
  • Bus Pass
    A reduced cost, annual bus pass for low income seniors and individuals receiving disability assistance.


Honourable Sheila Malcolmson

Honourable Sheila Malcolmson

Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction 

Parliamentary Secretaries

Parliamentary Secretary  Susie Chant

Susie Chant

Parliamentary Secretary - Accessibility

Parliamentary Secretary Megan Dykeman

Megan Dykeman

Parliamentary Secretary - Community Development and Non-Profits

 Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister Allison Bond

Allison Bond

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction