Get to KNOW Poverty: The 2018 Poverty Studies Summer Institute

Posted on May 15, 2018
By Natasha Pei

What are your plans this summer? Could they include professional and/or personal development?

The Poverty Studies Summer Institute is a chance to be part of an intimate learning community with peers – practitioners, people with lived experience, students and ministry workers – to learn about and discuss the causes and impacts of poverty as well as how we best alleviate and end them.

The institute will run 3 one-week intensive sessions between May 28–June 15, 2018.

Sessions being offered this year include:

  • Working with Vulnerable Populations
  • Collaborative Leadership for Social Change
  • Intersections Between Poverty and Government Policy
  • Human Rights and Poverty – offered as a one-day or three-day workshop
  • Sociology of Poverty
  • Sustainable Development Goals in Context
  • Co-op Development for Poverty Reduction
  • Community Development for Local Congregations

Be inspired to use your summer to expand your knowledge of poverty and poverty solutions by browsing the course descriptions and instructor list.

The Institute is hosted by the Canadian Poverty Institute out of Ambrose University in Calgary, Alberta. If you are coming from out-of-town, they have secured accommodations at Ambrose University residence for $50.00 per day or $275.00 per week.

Session descriptions, registration, accommodation, and more can be found here:




Cities Reducing Poverty, social learning, Poverty Reduction Strategy

Natasha Pei

By Natasha Pei

Natasha Pei brings online content to life and engages our members in the Vibrant Communities learning centre for poverty reduction. Natasha's involvement with Tamarack began with the Communities First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) project, where she worked as a Research Assistant in the Poverty Reduction Hub, studying effective ways community-campus engagement can be undertaken to have real benefits for the community.

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