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New Recording: Business Bootcamp - Mentorship for Local Economic Development

In this session, Jeremy Barham and Joy Benson Green talk about the ins-and-outs of the program Business Bootcamp. Learn how this replicable, scalable program is engaging business mentors to provide tailored education and skills development to budding local entrepreneurs, increasing economic development, and reducing poverty in St. Stephen.

Recording Online: Mayors Leading in Poverty Reduction - From Edmonton to Hamilton

Mayor Don Iveson, Mayor Fred Eisenberger, and Mr. Brock Carlton discuss the changes in Edmonton and Hamilton since 2016's pinnacle Cities Reducing Poverty: When Mayors Lead summit and what is to come in the new year. We look at how inspiration has been turned into action over the past 8 months and how we can expand the discussion to businesses.

Recording Online: Making Your Story Matter More - Positioning challenging social issues for maximum engagement

Learn about best practices and lessons learned in positioning some of the most challenging social issues of the day, from poverty and literacy, to addiction and housing first. Positioning, persistence, consistency, and simplicity.

Recording Online: 3 Core Competencies for Community Engagement

This session will introduce an integrated set of adaptive learning competencies that are essential for generating effective, collective, community impact. These competencies are: systems thinking, conversational capacity, and 'yes to the mess'.

Recording Online: Neighbourhood-Based Strategies for Poverty Reduction - The Baltimore Approach

This hour-long session provides insight on key insights from Baltimore's neighbourhood organizers, on engaging low-income families to take leadership and make decisions.

Studying Models for Neighbourhood-Based Poverty Reduction Strategies

This fall we are studying Neighbourhood-Based Strategies that Reduce Poverty. Over the course of three webinars, we are working with our partners to understand various models of place-based poverty reduction strategies that are identifying assets in targeted neighbourhoods, and building individual and community capacity.

Living Wage Week in Canada, 2016: Engaging Businesses

Living Wage Week across Canada in 2016. How are businesses getting involved?

September 2016 Cities Connect - Now Online!

We know that resources are streched and capacity is tight with many learners in our network. As such, this month we've compiled tips, tricks, and practical tools from our members and directors to help you with resource development for your non-profit or public initiative.

Learn more about the NEW Ontario Student Grant program!

The Ontario Student Grant program is providing free or reduced-cost post-secondary tuition to low and moderate income families. The Hon. Deb Matthews tells us more about the collaboration that brought about the OSAP overhaul, talks about goals and evidence based decision-making, and answers your burning eligibility questions.

July 2016 Cities Connect - Now Online!

Find tools, resources, and the case for involving youth as important leaders and mobilizers in our collaborative poverty reduction work. In particular, hear from our Cities Reducing Poverty members, the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition, who are working with high school justice clubs, post-secondary students, and youth in the broader community.