Communities Ending Poverty

 

 

Communities Ending Poverty has contributed to poverty being reduced for 1 million Canadians

Communities Ending Poverty is a powerful collective impact movement comprised of 330 municipalities and represented by 80 regional roundtables. We have learned that to end poverty, it takes the whole community and our entire country working together. Our members ensure that all sectors are brought to the table, harness the assets of their communities and drive long-term change as they develop and implement plans to reduce poverty in their communities. Between 2015 and 2018, we contributed to poverty being reduced for more than 1 million Canadians.

The CEP team is here to support you, learn more about members of the team; Alison Homer, Natasha Pei and Jill Zacharias. Feel free to connect with any of them.

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Opportunities for Members

 

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Communities of Practice

The Communities Ending Poverty Communities of Practice are monthly digital meet-ups comprising a group of peers committed to sharing and learning from one another to accelerate their work to end poverty in Canada.

We host CoPs 

  • Communities Ending Poverty All-Convenor
  • Municipal Government Officials
  • Rural Ontario
  • Ending Working Poverty Series
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia – Learn more here
  • Living Wage
  • Atlantic Canada Basic Income

Contact Maureen to learn more: (maureen@tamarackcommunity.ca)

The End of Poverty Series

The End of Poverty: Eight Pathways That Are Ending Poverty in Canada
Ending Poverty Pathways Podcast Series
Ending Poverty Pathways Online Course

Upcoming Events

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Impact reporting

Cities Reducing Poverty Five-Year Impact Report

Between 2015 and 2020, Canada's national poverty rate dropped to the lowest in recorded history. Learn about how CRP contributed to the unprecedented reduction of poverty for more than 1 million Canadians through a system of exceptional programs and supports that work across all sectors and all levels of government.

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ARTICLE | Communities Ending Poverty: 2021 Progress & COVID-19 Update

ARTICLE | Communities Ending Poverty: 2021 Progress & COVID-19 Update

Due  to members’ efforts being reprioritized from evaluation and reporting to emergency response, this second annual Communities Ending Poverty Impact Report serves as a COVID-19 update as opposed to a full impact report.

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Engaging Lived Experience

10 – Engaging People with Lived/Living Experience

Informed by the 10 Lived/Living Experience Advisory Committee, this guide highlights leading practices that inspire new thinking and celebrates the potential that can be unlocked when these individuals are empowered to drive antipoverty work. It includes 10 ideas, stories, and resources, and recommends 10 ways to get started.

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Cities Reducing Poverty

Cities Reducing Poverty: Responding to COVID-19

Through 60 stories of innovation and resilience, this report provides a point-in-time snapshot of the innovative ways that CRP member communities are responding to COVID-19. It was written to provide members with fresh ideas and insights that they can use to build resilience and strengthen their own responses.

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Blogs:

Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council

This blog post is part of a series of field notes on communities that are incorporating anti-racism measures into their anti-poverty planning. See the full series of field notes here.

Wellbeing Waterloo Region

This blog post is part of a series of field notes on communities that are incorporating anti-racism measures into their anti-poverty planning. See the full series of field notes here.

The City of Montreal’s Service for Diversity and Inclusion

This blog post is part of a series of field notes on communities that are incorporating anti-racism measures into their anti-poverty planning. See the full series of field notes here.
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Publications:

GUIDE | 10 Ways Local Government Can Propel Positive Social Change

As communities face increasingly complex social challenges, local governments face a call to action. A community-wide mandate and overarching vision provides opportunity to lead and work better together with others as...

10: A Guide for Building a Sustainable and Resilient Collaboration

This resource is also available in French. Click here to access the French version.

 

10: A Guide for Building a Sustainable and Resilient Collaboration unpacks the concepts of sustainability and resilience and shares ideas,...

CASE STUDY | Saint John Stronger Together

This case study captures how Saint John, NB, has successfully broken the cycle of poverty by engaging the whole community and applying a comprehensive approach to drive change.

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Webinar Recordings:

WEBINAR | Local Government Contribution: A Game Changer for Positive Social Change

This webinar recording explores avenues and tools within municipal and district jurisdiction to help local government leaders, staff, and community-based change makers better understand and embrace what is possible when...

WEBINAR | Mental Health and Poverty: A Systems Change Approach

This webinar recording features a conversation with Registered Clinical Counsellor Jennifer Wright, who illustrates how community mindset and coordination among social care sectors are necessary and powerful components of...

WEBINAR | Transforming Systems for Continued Poverty Reduction Success

This webinar recording features a conversation with Scott MacAfee, Chair of the National Advisory Council on Poverty.

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