Natasha Pei's blog

Recording Online: TRC #92: Youth Employment in Winnipeg

In October 2016 the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council (WPRC) embarked on a new initiative called TRC92: Youth Employment. This innovative initiative is guided by the 92nd Call to Action in the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015).

Recording Online: Leveraging Systems Thinking to Improve Community Partnerships

Learn how shifting away from linear thinking patterns to systems thinking can lead to improved cross-community collaborations and achieve sustainable solutions to complex social issues.

Recording Online: Exploring Alternate Sources and Forms of Financing to Scale Social Impact in Communities

Watch this webinar recording to gain a deeper understanding of the various sources and forms of financing that are available to your initiative, based on your organizational structure and business model.

New Recording Online: Social Innovation - Exploring Social Enterprise as an Alternate Business Structure

This is a social enterprise 101 session geared towards non-profit organizations and collaboratives, offering several tools and resources for developing a social enterprise.

New Recording Online: Cities Building Social Value: Social Procurement Strategies and CBA's in Halton and Peel Regions

Poverty reduction practitioners from Halton, Peel, and Toronto, Ontario share their experiences with and insights from early stages of engaging partners in social procurement initiatives and Community Benefit Agreements.

Recording Online: Montreal's Centre Sud Nourishing Neighbourhood

Explore Centre-sud, a central-Montreal working class neighbourhood, and be guided through its strategy for collectively addressing food security issues through a unique combination of creative and logical solutions

Poverty and Human Rights: Conclusions from the UN Treaty Bodies

The Centre for Studies on Poverty and Social Citizenship hosts a discussion on human rights in Canada and our obligations to international treaties, with Michele Biss (Canada Without Poverty), Suzie Dunn (eQuality Project), and Laura Cattari (Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction).

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.