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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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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.
Enough for All is a community-driven poverty reduction initiative based on 15,000 hours of consultation with Calgarians, the business community, government, non-profits, and academia. Enough for All was transited to Vibrant Communities Calgary in 2015. It is an initiative led by the municipality of Calgary.
Priorities of the Enough for All strategy include:
Everyone in Calgary has the income and assets to thrive;
All Aboriginal people are equal participants in Calgary’s prosperous future;
All communities are strong, supportive and inclusive; and
The City of Moncton Social Inclusion and Poverty Committee is responsible for the implementation of the Social Inclusion Plan. The Moncton Social Inclusion and Poverty Committee, will help guide the implementation of the plan, ensure reporting to Moncton City Council twice yearly, and conduct an annual review of the strategy to ensure it meets the evolving needs of the community and outcomes identified in the plan. Five priority areas have been identified as being important to further Moncton’s Social Inclusion development. These priority areas form the framework for the actions contained...
This is a multi-sectoral community collaborative project, coordinated through the United Way and the City of Kingston. Working Groups in the strategic focus areas will report to a Poverty Reduction Group. The initiative began in 2011 and continues to focus on developing action plans and evaluation processes.