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Adam Vasey

Adam Vasey
Adam is Director of Policy, Learning & Evaluation with the Tamarack Institute's Vibrant Communities team. He is passionate about reducing poverty and building equitable, inclusive communities through policy and systems change. Prior to joining Tamarack, Adam spent eight years as Director of Pathway to Potential, the Windsor-Essex poverty reduction strategy.
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What We Heard About Poverty in B.C.

Posted by Adam Vasey on July 23, 2018

The Government of British Columbia’s recent release of What We Heard About Poverty in B.C. means the province is one step closer to having a poverty reduction strategy. The Report reflects public input, gathered between October 2017 and March 2018, that will shape the provincial strategy. Some of the common themes are summarized below.

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The State of Cities Reducing Poverty: Have Your Say

Posted by Adam Vasey on July 16, 2018

When I joined Tamarack in March, my first major project was to write a State of Cities Reducing Poverty paper. I don’t think I fully anticipated how challenging this would be. I thought I had a pretty good understanding of the Vibrant Communities – Cities Reducing Poverty (VC – CRP) network, having been a member for several years while I was director of the Windsor-Essex poverty reduction strategy. Well, it turns out there’s quite a big difference between having a general understanding of the network and trying to capture its overall impact on poverty reduction in Canada.

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Cities Reducing Poverty Policy Digest: July 2018

Posted by Adam Vasey on July 11, 2018

Welcome to the July edition of the Cities Reducing Poverty Policy Digest, which aims to provide you with timely poverty-related policy updates and resources from across Canada.

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Cities Deepening Community Quarterly Policy Digest: June 2018

Posted by Adam Vasey on June 20, 2018

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Cities Deepening Community Policy Digest. The Digest provides timely policy updates from across Canada that support the work of cities deepening community.

National Policy Updates:

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Cities Reducing Poverty Quarterly Policy Digest: May 2018

Posted by Adam Vasey on May 11, 2018

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Cities Reducing Poverty Policy Digest. The Digest aims to provide you with timely poverty-related policy updates and resources from across Canada. 

National Policy Updates:

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Ontario Making Progress on Child Poverty

Posted by Adam Vasey on April 25, 2018

There’s some very encouraging news on the child poverty and housing fronts in Ontario’s recently released 2017 Poverty Reduction Strategy Annual Report.

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