TEN: A Guide for Cities Reducing Poverty

Submitted by Tamarack on April 15, 2016 - 12:51pm

Find the TEN guide authored by Brock Carlton, CEO of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and PaulBorn, President of Tamarack Institute, bringing you a concise overview of how cities are reducing poverty: their stories, their strategies, their resources, and tips for beginners on organizing a city-wide initiative.

If you are a community leader, such as a mayor, an elected official, a business leader, a community activist, or a concerned citizen, this book was written for you. This book is divided into five easy-to-read sections:

Section one includes an assessment you can complete to determine how well your city is working to reduce poverty. We recommend you start here, as it will serve as a guidepost for the ideas explored in this book.

Section two provides 10 really good ideas about reducing poverty at a city or community-wide level. This list is certainly not comprehensive as there are now literally hundreds of ideas currently being implemented by the more than 50 city-wide coalitions in existence in Canada. However, these 10 ideas are the most popular and most universally applied.

Section three provides you with 10 easy to read stories that highlight examples of cities with comprehensive poverty reduction strategies led by multi-sector roundtables. These feature cities that have implemented many of the ideas we have listed in our really good ideas section.

Section four includes a list of 10 organizations that have developed or provide exceptional resources for cities interested in reducing poverty.

Section five includes 10 great tips for getting started if you are just beginning to organize a city-wide initiative.

Access the TEN Guide e-copy here; or

Order hard copies of the TEN Guide here 

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