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Elle Richards

Elle Richards
Elle has recently joined the Vibrant Communities team as Manager of Cities, Cities Reducing Poverty. Her experience spans corporate, academic, health and community environments, and working on national, regional and local programs of work, both strategically and operationally. In recent years, Elle has focused her work around issues of food security, poverty and inequalities in health.

Recent Posts

Canadian Communities Leading the Way in Sustainable Innovation

Posted by Elle Richards on November 26, 2020

According to the Institute for Sustainable Communities there are four elements of a sustainable community:

  1. Leadership, civic engagement and responsibility

  2. Ecological integrity

  3. Economic security

  4. Social well-being

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Building a Movement for a Just Recovery

Posted by Elle Richards on October 26, 2020

Born out of the COVID crisis, A Just Recovery for All is a framework grounded in six principles, a movement for which hundreds of organizations across Canada have been signatories:

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Cities Reducing Poverty Policy Digest - September/October 2020

Posted by Elle Richards on October 21, 2020

Welcome to the September/October 2020 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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Building Resilience in Communities (across Hawai’i Island)

Posted by Elle Richards on October 1, 2020

In September, Vibrant Hawai'i (a Cities Reducing Poverty member) launched its island-wide Resilience Hubs Initiative as a community response to the pandemic. With the basic principle to put power and resources into the hands of the community, these hubs are enhanced community spaces designed and managed by local residents.

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Challenging Systemic Barriers – The Equity Lens

Posted by Elle Richards on August 24, 2020

Are you biased? Do you put people in boxes? Or are you culturally competent? Want to be the master of being inclusive? These are just a handful of topics one community is challenging its residents to explore.

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Cities Reducing Poverty Policy Digest - July/August 2020

Posted by Elle Richards on August 19, 2020

Welcome to the July/August 2020 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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