EVENT: Ending Poverty in Canada

Submitted by Citizens for Pu... on September 28, 2016 - 11:16am
Policy, Social Innovation, and Community

CPJ and Saint Paul University’s Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation (JPIC) office are organizing a day-long event at Saint Paul University in Ottawa on October 20th called Ending Poverty in Canada: Policy, Social Innovation, and Community.

Description: Join community, academic, and faith-based organizations in sharing ideas and experiences of how policy, social innovation, and community action can work together to end poverty. 

Panel discussions and workshops will cover a range of policy, research, and community-based approaches: Basic Income · Indigenous Child Poverty · Human Rights · Community Food Access · Lived Experience of Poverty · Green Economy · Advocacy · Engaging Faith Communities

Location: Saint Paul University, 223 Main Street | Ottawa, ON
Time/Date: 8:30am - 4:00pm | Thursday, October 20, 2016


8:30 am - Registration/Welcome

9:30 am - Panel DiscussionEnding Poverty in Canada: Policy Impacts

  • Senator Art Eggleton
  • David Macdonald, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Angella MacEwan, Canadian Labour Congress
  • Harriett McLachlan, Canada Without Poverty
  • Additional panelist TBA   

11:00 am: Workshops (Classrooms TBA)

  • Workshop 1 - Housing and Homelessness – National Housing Strategy (Mike Bulthuis, Ottawa Alliance to End Homelessness)
  • Workshop 2 - Human Rights and Poverty (Michèle Biss, Canada Without Poverty)
  • Workshop 3 - Indigenous Child Poverty and Reconciliation (Jocelyn Wattam, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society)

12:00 pm: Lunch

  • Lunch will not be catered. There is a cafeteria on-site, the Green Door restaurant across the street, and microwaves available if you bring your own lunch.

1:00 pm: Panel DiscussionPolicy, Social Innovation, and Community Action: Quebec Context

  • Simon Tremblay-Pepin, Saint Paul University
  • Vivian Labrie, Researcher and Anti-Poverty Advocate          

2:00 pm: Workshops (Classrooms TBA)

  • Workshop 1 - Advocacy and Lived Experience of Poverty (ACORN)
  • Workshop 2 - Community Engagement and Community Food Access (Kaitrin Doll, Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre)
  • Workshop 3 - Green Economies and Holistic Policy (Karri Munn-Venn, Citizens for Public Justice)

3:00 pm: Closing Discussion/Panel – Moving Forward: Policy, Research, and Church/Community Engagement

  • Joe Gunn, Citizens for Public Justice
  • Sue Wilson, London Poverty Research Centre
  • David White, Centretown United Church
  • Kathy Vandergrift, Writer and Child Rights Advocate

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