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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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Deepening Community, by visiting the website - http://deepeningcommunity.ca
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In June 2014, over 100 community members came together to learn about the great attributes and challenges of our community and the concerns people have about poverty. The group represented four sectors in equal numbers: business leaders and philanthropists, government and school leaders, non-profit and faith leaders, and community members who have lived with the stresses of poverty. The lived experience group included single parents, low-wage and low-skilled workers, immigrants and refugees, young people and those burdened with too much debt.
As a collaborative group, Vibrant Abbotsford works with a variety of partners, including all levels of government, social and voluntary organizations, faith-based organizations, local businesses, funders, and the people of Abbotsford
Launched in March 2014, the End Poverty Edmonton task force’s goal engaged a diverse group of community leaders who were involved in forming both the End Poverty Edmonton strategy and its 5-year roadmap implementation plan. The development of these two documents involved extensive broad-based community engagement with Edmontonians, and culminated in the information that informed the content of these two documents. Following the approval of the roadmap by city council on May 24th, 2016, a transition team was established to foster the development of the inaugural community tables. These five...
The Thunder Bay and District Poverty Reduction Strategy Committee is a municipally led initiative in the City of Thunder Bay and District, and has been a member of VC since 2013. The Poverty Reduction Strategy is critical to raise the quality of life for the most disadvantaged which improves the social, economic, and health outcomes for the rest of society. The strategy was formulated to develop community-specific recommendations for immediate, medium- and long-term community poverty reduction. Priority areas include: housing, income and community economic development, infrastructure, and...