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Join us with the Cities Reducing Poverty network for our 3rd annual national gathering of cities. This year, the Summit will be co-hosted by the City of Hamilton to expand the conversation and examine the role of business and multi-sectoral approaches to poverty reduction from across Canada.
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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Tamarack Institute, by visiting the website - http://www.tamarackcommunity.ca
Deepening Community, by visiting the website - http://deepeningcommunity.ca
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About my Collaborative
The Alliance strategies include
• Collaboration and partnership
• Strategic communications (public awareness and understanding), advocacy
• Leadership (Policy/systems change; advocacy)
• Research and knowledge (evidence, knowledge translation (education), indicators, evaluation)
• Keeping current and aware of the provincial poverty reduction strategy
Our Four Areas of Focus include
Charlotte County Community Inclusion Network (CCCIN) hosted 7 community consultations from October to December 2011 across the region, involving over 75 participants. Meetings were held at different locations on the mainland, Deer Island and Grand Manan, and a meeting with community members from Campobello was held by telephone conference. The objectives of the consultations were as follows:
1. To identify community assets and strengths in relation to poverty reduction
2. To identify opportunities to build on those assets to help reduce poverty in the region
The Poverty Reduction Network was the initiator of the Poverty Reduction Strategy which was approved in December 2008 by City Council. This was done in consultation with the community and community partners to be developed in time to influence the 2010 budget. However, the current municipal government has not supported the continuation of the strategy, and the network is deciding on next steps to help advance the poverty reduction agenda without a formal strategy.