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Christine Hadekel

Christine Hadekel
Christine is delighted to have joined Tamarack as a Manager of Cities with the Vibrant Communities – Cities Reducing Poverty (VC–CRP) team, which supports a national movement and learning community comprised of 80+ members across Canada and the United States.

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10 Ways to Rekindle Democracy

Posted by Christine Hadekel on October 19, 2020

In a recent webinar discussion hosted by Tamarack, Cormac Russell talked about his new book Rekindling Democracy: A Professional's Guide to Working in Citizen Space. Cormac, who describes himself as an itinerant storyteller, filled the book with stories from his travels while asking the question what these stories might call forth from us. His overarching thesis is that citizens must be at the center of any authentic democratic response to the challenges we face.

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Looking Ahead: Proposals for a Just and Inclusive Recovery

Posted by Christine Hadekel on June 18, 2020

COVID-19 has exposed many of the structural inequities in our country and has highlighted many of the gaps and inadequacies of our social safety net. At the same time, the pandemic has demonstrated how our government can take bold and swift action to support the most vulnerable through meaningful investments, policies and social supports.

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Rent Banks: An Innovative Strategy in a Time of Crisis

Posted by Christine Hadekel on April 22, 2020

As the economic toll of COVID-19 continues to deepen across Canada, Canadian renters are facing an unprecedented housing crisis. Many have lost their jobs and are worried about keeping a roof over their head in the months ahead. While renters wait for federal and provincial relief programs to come into full effect, local rent banks are ramping up their efforts to support low-income households that are no longer able to pay their rent or utilities.

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Shelter for Vancouver’s Most Vulnerable

Posted by Christine Hadekel on April 17, 2020

Vancouver has converted a privately-owned hotel and two downtown community centres into facilities that will provide food, shelter, and medical support for people experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations who need to self-isolate during the pandemic. With the city’s homeless population at more than 2,200 people and shelters already operating at 100 percent capacity, physical distancing is a huge challenge.  

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Joining Tamarack and the Movement to End Poverty

Posted by Christine Hadekel on March 4, 2020

As a new Manager of Cities with Tamarack’s Cities Reducing Poverty team, I’m looking forward to joining the movement of dedicated leaders and practitioners across Canada and the United States that are engaging in meaningful, collective action to end poverty.  

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BC Budget 2020 & What It Means for Poverty Reduction

Posted by Christine Hadekel on February 27, 2020

February was a busy month for poverty reduction efforts in British Columbia as local municipalities submitted their applications for funding under the Poverty Reduction Planning & Action Program.  

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