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Engagement expectations have changed and yet we're often using the same community engagement techniques we have used for years. We need a new generation of tools and practices to inform, consult and involve people in building better communities.
Join us with the Cities Reducing Poverty network for our 3rd annual national gathering of cities. This year, the Summit will be co-hosted by the City of Hamilton to expand the conversation and examine the role of business and multi-sectoral approaches to poverty reduction from across Canada.
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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Deepening Community, by visiting the website - http://deepeningcommunity.ca
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In an extensive consultation process for the 2010-2016 Region of Waterloo Strategic Plan, citizens identified poverty reduction as an important priority for Regional government to address. The...
The Thunder Bay and District Poverty Reduction Strategy Committee is a municipally led initiative in the City of Thunder Bay and District, and has been a member of VC since 2013. The Poverty Reduction Strategy is critical to raise the quality of life for the most disadvantaged which improves the social, economic, and health outcomes for the rest of society. The strategy was formulated to develop community-specific recommendations for immediate, medium- and long-term community poverty reduction. Priority areas include: housing, income and community economic development, infrastructure, and...
The Poverty Reduction Network was the initiator of the Poverty Reduction Strategy which was approved in December 2008 by City Council. This was done in consultation with the community and community partners to be developed in time to influence the 2010 budget. However, the current municipal government has not supported the continuation of the strategy, and the network is deciding on next steps to help advance the poverty reduction agenda without a formal strategy.
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.
This approach highlights...