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We will explore the key ingredients of how Baltimore is successful working at the neighborhood level to positively impact neighborhood-based poverty reduction
This webinar will introduce a set of adaptive learning competencies that are essential for generating effective, collective, community impact.
Vibrant Communities Canada is a Tamarack Institute Practice Area that will bring together 100 cities who are creating comprehensive poverty reduction strategies
As one of Tamarack Institute's two issue-based Practice Areas, we seek to engage the five Idea Areas on a deeper level. In both Vibrant Communities and Deepening Community we convene and host online learning communities where people who are working within that field can gather, learn and share with each other.
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Pathway to Potential is a community-based collaborative strategy for reducing poverty and ensuring social and economic well-being for the residents of Windsor and Essex County. We believe poverty results from barriers to social and economic resources that prevent well-being and access to opportunities in the community.
Living SJ is about working differently together in the Saint John area. It’s about applying an approach to mobilizing action around our community priorities. This includes: developing a common agenda – agreeing on what we can do together differently; measurements – knowing the difference we are making with our actions; communication – sharing information; broad stakeholder involvement – contributing differently to the solutions; and a centralized structure to keep the momentum going – supporting our work, the sharing of information and our results.
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Moving from Charity to Investment is the goal of poverty reduction work in Medicine Hat.
The gap between the rich and poor in Medicine Hat is widening. In 2005, those families in the top 10% income earners made at least $139,000 (an increase of 22.5% since 2001). Those in the bottom 10% income bracket made at most $24,400 (an increase of 17.5% since 2001). The top bracket made almost 6 times the lowest, and that gap increased by almost 4% between 2001 and 2005.
The backbone organization of Bridges out of Poverty is the Bridges out of Poverty Guiding Coalition, a member of the Vibrant Communities network since 2014. The initiative is led by community partners within Elgin County and is funded by Elgin St. Thomas Public Health/YWCA provide dedicated staff time and Trillium Grant funds. Our priorities areas are: food security, housing/homelessness, employment and income (living wage), and the Getting Ahead and Circles programs.
In June 2014, over 100 community members came together to learn about the great attributes and challenges of our community and the concerns people have about poverty. The group represented four sectors in equal numbers: business leaders and philanthropists, government and school leaders, non-profit and faith leaders, and community members who have lived with the stresses of poverty. The lived experience group included single parents, low-wage and low-skilled workers, immigrants and refugees, young people and those burdened with too much debt.