Poverty Reduction from a First Nations, Metis and Inuit Worldview
Community of Practice

Next Meeting

Date: February 14, 2017 

Topic:  On our upcoming call, Ms. Renee Vaugeois will share her learnings over the past year in working with Friendship Centres across the province about child and youth welfare and justice as well as hate crime in her role as the Executive Director of the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights and President of the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee. She will also give a brief overview of values and principles of human rights and how they can be used as a tool for positive social change.



This community of practice meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month. The group meetings are for individuals who are or are working with large populations of Indigenous people on poverty reduction, and are interested in sharing best practice information on programming or engagement strategies for Indigenous populations; would like to co-develop materials or presentations to teach and engage peers across local regions and throughout the national network; and who are interested in working through a collective impact lens.

Benefits of Membership

By joining this unique community of practice you will be able to share your experiences and knowledge in free-flowing and creative ways with other professionals who are working on similar challenges or issues. By engaging in facilitated conversations with your peers, you will uncover new approaches to problems, build your professional skill set, access new ideas and contribute to the transfer of best practices.

Our Commitment 

To provide regular, structured opportunities for individuals who are/are working with Indigenous populations on poverty reduction, to be able to:
  • Interact, share information and exchange knowledge and experience related to best practices on programming and engagement with Indigenous populations.
  • Share emerging findings and research on best practices for collaborative poverty reduction work with Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups.
  • Consider the co-development of materials or presentations to teach and engage peers across local regions and throughout the national network.
  • Foster opportunities for deeper collaboration amongst participants, including but not limited to, contracting research that furthers our collective understanding of deeply rooted issues and solutions that affect Indigenous groups.
  • Advocate for particular issues affecting Indigenous groups, as agreed to by CoP members.

Still have questions?

If you have questions and/or woudl like to volunteer to lead a discussion in one of our upcoming sessions, please reach out to Natasha at natasha@tamarackcommunity.ca or our Chair, Pamela Beebe at pamela@vibrantcalgary.com

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