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Charlotte County Community Inclusion Network (CCCIN) hosted 7 community consultations from October to December 2011 across the region, involving over 75 participants. Meetings were held at different locations on the mainland, Deer Island and Grand Manan, and a meeting with community members from Campobello was held by telephone conference. The objectives of the consultations were as follows:
1. To identify community assets and strengths in relation to poverty reduction
2. To identify opportunities to build on those assets to help reduce poverty in the region
As a collaborative group, Vibrant Abbotsford works with a variety of partners, including all levels of government, social and voluntary organizations, faith-based organizations, local businesses, funders, and the people of Abbotsford
A community free from poverty, where all people live with dignity and health and have:
Secure and affordable housing, food, and income and are able to meet their basic needs
Employment with good wages
Access to education and training throughout their lifespan
Opportunities to reach their full potential using their energy, creativity and talents
Opportunities to be involved and included
Support for their changing needs from childhood to old age
The Region of Waterloo's Comprehensive Approach to Poverty Reduction has been developed to address poverty comprehensively across Regional department and programs areas to find sensible, innovative and lasting solutions for poverty reduction.