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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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In 2008, the community identified Ending Poverty as a priority for London’s children, youth, and families. At that time, there were many impactful statistics that illustrated the impact of poverty in London, but there was one that crystallized the issue; 1 in 5 London children will experience poverty during their childhood. This was, and is, intolerable.
The Ending Poverty team is actively implementing strategies to meet basic needs in London neighbourhoods through our Basic Needs Beacon. With our community partners, we have developed and are implementing London’s Food Charter, a...
The Family Consultant works collaboratively with community partners to build a local teams, with the goals of identifying the key barriers families face, connecting families to the services they need and creating and implementing community plans that innovatively work towards addressing the barriers. Port Hardy does not yet have a formal poverty reduction strategy, however; the community has a range of municipal/provincial government and non-government services to support low-income families.
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
Priority areas identified in the TO Prosperity poverty reduction strategy are: housing stability, transit equity, service access, food access, quality jobs and liveable wages, and systemic change.