Campus-Community Partnerships Reducing Poverty

Submitted by Liz Weaver on July 19, 2016 - 4:40am

Last week, Carleton University announced that it had received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a seven year project exploring the campus-community relationship.  You can read more details about that funding here -http://www1.carleton.ca/research/2012/community-first-impacts-of-community-engagement-program-receives-sshrc-partnership-grant

Vibrant Communities Canada is pleased to be the co-chair of the poverty hub.  Our local community partners include the Vibrant Communities Saint John and the University of New Brunswick Saint John; Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction, McMaster University and Mohawk College;Opportunities Waterloo Region and Wilfrid Laurier University; Vibrant Communities Calgary and the University of Calgary and a northern partner to be determined at a later date. 

In the first four years of this seven year project, the poverty hub will explore different models of the campus-community relationship.  We hope to better understand this unique relationship and how it can be enhanced to drive community change at a policy and systems change level. 

The poverty hub envisions the development of a learning community amongst its partners and both research and design element which will be shared through this website.