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Key takeaways from our workshop titled SDGs Localization: From Recovery to Resilience

Posted by Jorge Garza on September 24, 2021

On August 24, 2021, over 100 people joined us for a workshop to talk about approaches to localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – that is, taking global priorities and orienting them toward local outcomes.

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Reducing poverty in Leeds and Grenville: Tax filing and financial empowerment

Posted by Natasha Pei on September 23, 2021

Each spring, Canadians are required to file taxes, which, for those who are living on low income, can mean an extra payday through a mix of tax credits, benefits and overpaid income tax.

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Innovative community-based projects reducing poverty in Saint John

Posted by Natasha Pei on September 21, 2021

In 2018, Living SJ collectively raised an additional $10 million over five years for the Saint John community to reduce poverty when they became the stewards of New Brunswick’s Social Innovation Fund. The purpose of the grant is to demonstrate innovative community-based practices that could successfully lift Saint John residents out of poverty and be scaled to other jurisdictions throughout the province.

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Overcoming inequities in Calgary: COVID-19, gender, race and precarious employment

Posted by Vibrant Communities Calgary on September 21, 2021

2020 was a challenging year that brought inequity in Calgary sharply into focus. COVID-19, the recession and the impact of increasing food prices disproportionately affected the city’s most vulnerable.

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BC showcases pathway for provincial governments ending poverty

Posted by Jill Zacharias on September 7, 2021

TogetherBC exemplifies a successful provincial/territorial pathway to ending poverty due to its clear connection to Canada’s poverty reduction strategy, recognition of local poverty reduction actors as experts, direct funding of local poverty reduction strategies, and municipal alignment with provincial priorities. Two years after its release, the strategy is already showing significant gains toward ending poverty.

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Moving From Disconnect to Reconnect

Posted by Elle Richards on September 3, 2021

We are at a pivotal time where the world is carefully and optimistically opening up, and though we may still be in the midst of the ongoing ebb and flow of the pandemic with continued social distance measures, this does not mean we cannot be socially connected. Many of us however have been disconnected and isolated, and though the trend was being experienced long before the pandemic, the pandemic has created and exacerbated the problem.

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