Vibrant Communities City Convenor
Community of Practice

Next Meeting

Date: March 1, 2017

Topic:  On our next call we will be hearing from Melanie Redman, Executive Director of A Way Home: Working Together to End Youth Homelessness in Canada about “Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness Through Collective Impact: Tips for Mobilizing Your Community". We'll also be sharing important updates with Cities Reducing Poverty roundtable convenors.  If you are interested in accessing this or other future city convenor meetings, please contact Kirsti Battista.


The purpose of the City Convenor Community of Practice (CoP) is to bring together committed members of the Cities Reducing Poverty nework with Vibrant Communities Canada staff every month to share presentations, information, and updates that are aimed at strengthening our members' local poverty reduction efforts.

Benefits of Membership

Cities Reducing Poverty members (i.e. convenors) have exclusive access to these monthly learning calls hosted by Vibrant Communities Canada staff. Members are committed to sharing ideas and information about their local poverty reduction efforts in a supportive peer learning network and to contributing to our collective knowledge of best practices for poverty reduction.

Our Commitment 

  • Provide a system of support and ongoing professional learning and development for individuals who are members of the Vibrant Communities Canada - Cities Reducing Poverty network
  • Share and participate in the identification of leading best practices for poverty reduction
  • Build and strengthen relationships between Cities Reducing Poverty members and Vibrant Communities Canada staff within a supportive and connected peer learning community
  • Provide connections and/or mentorship to build the capacity of poverty reduction practitioners as they develop strategies, engage their communities, build poverty reduction roundtables and more

Our Members 

The City Convenor Community of Practice is comprised of individuals who belong to the Vibrant Communities Canada - Cities Reducing Poverty network,  Here is a brief look at some of our current members:

  • Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (CAPRA)
  • Vibrant Communities Calgary
  • Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition
  • End Poverty Edmonton
  • Prosperity Roundtable of Chatham-Kent
  • Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction
  • Stewart Poverty Reduction Committee
  • Vibrant St. John's
  • LIving SJ
  • and more!

Still have questions?

Reach out to KIrsti Battista at 

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