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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.
Learn more about:
Tamarack Institute, by visiting the website - http://www.tamarackcommunity.ca
Deepening Community, by visiting the website - http://deepeningcommunity.ca
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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.
Here are just a few of the many organizations who are part of the Vibrant Communities St. John's collaboration: Rabbittown Community Centre, Eastern Health, Community Youth Network, Fortis Properties, RBC, Child and Family Connections, City of St. John's, Canadian Mental Health Association NL, MUN School of Social Work, various neighbourhood Tenants' Associations, and so many more...!