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Saint John's blog

Defying ‘generational’ gravity

Living SJ Co-Chair, David Alston, talks about breaking the cycle of generational poverty by changing the way we think and act, and disrupting the cycle of offloading responsibility.

How to Spend $10M on Poverty Reduction

Living SJ executive director Donna Gates says the group is close to finalizing an application process to disperse recently-pledged provincial funding earmarked for poverty reduction projects.

Investment of $10 million to address generational poverty in Saint John

This fund is a game-changer for our community and the province...It will demonstrate how government, business, non-profits and neighbourhoods can collaborate to bring about lasting change.

Living SJ Job Posting

The Evaluation and Communications Manager is the staff lead for coordinating the collection and reporting on measures that indicate overall community progress.

Reducing Poverty: When Business is Engaged

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Business Community Anti-Poverty Initiative (BCAPI), a progressive movement of the Saint John business community to help the city end generational poverty.

Apply to be Living SJ's Next Executive Director!

The Executive Director is the staff lead for Living SJ, responsible for the overall coordination and management of the partnerships and the implementation strategies that will achieve the intended results of the Living SJ plan. Full-time position, 1-Year Contract (renewable annually).

Alternative Community Transportation Solutions

Looking for transportation solutions for your city or town? Consider a bike share program. See the short overview of the Saint John Bike Share / Crescent Valley Trike Club Programs, Saint John NB, Canada.

Living SJ Partners Launch Cradle-to-Career Information Website

The Living SJ's collective impact poverty reduction initiative is launching their community information website, providing quick and easy access to hundreds of programs in Saint John that help children, youth and adults achieve their education, enrich quality of life and pave the way to employment. Learn more and visit the site!

Living SJ Strategy Seeks to End Child Poverty

In response to the Oct.31 editorial titled ‘Saint John needs a united response to poverty’, Saint John is organized to end child poverty. Living SJ is the strategy. Living SJ was built in 2014 and has helped to reduce the city’s overall poverty rate from 27 to 20 per cent.

Early Childhood Education Program Seeing Success in Saint John

The YMCA-ECE program in Saint John, NB is a collaborative early childhood education and skills development program, connecting low-income individuals with training and employment at the YMCA, in an Early Childhood Education setting. Here are some of the initial successes the program has seen.