The Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador is leading a local effort to reduce poverty in low income neighbourhoods of St. John’s. Part of a nation-wide program sponsored by Tamarack Institute and funded by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and Human Resources and Social Development Canada, Vibrant Communities brings together people living in poverty, government, the voluntary sector and the private sector to develop solution collaboratively.
About My Organization: Vibrant Communities St. John's
Vibrant Communities – St. John’s is a multi-sector community based initiative which seeks to reduce poverty by working collaboratively with voluntary organizations, non profits, all levels of government, businesses and especially with people who live with low income/poverty. This initiative builds on successes happening in our community and works to connect partners and people to increase community engagement, capacity building and partnership development as we seek to assist at least 1500 households on the journey out of poverty by 2012. Through shared learning and dialogue, Vibrant Communities works collaboratively to develop programs, shape policies and seek solution-focused actions that are more effective and responsive to helping reduce poverty in our community.
My Collaborative: Vibrant Communities St. John's
Here are just a few of the many organizations who are part of the Vibrant Communities St. John's collaboration: Rabbittown Community Centre, Eastern Health, Community Youth Network, Fortis Properties, RBC, Child and Family Connections, City of St. John's, Canadian Mental Health Association NL, MUN School of Social Work, various neighbourhood Tenants' Associations, and so many more...!