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Block Connector programs: Learning from our members

Posted by Christine Hadekel on March 19, 2021

Have you ever needed to borrow a cup of sugar? Or wanted advice about your garden? Or needed someone to house sit while you were away? For these situations and so many others, your neighbours might your answer!

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NWT Releases its first-ever Poverty Report Card

Posted by Elle Richards on March 17, 2021

In December, Alternatives North, a social justice coalition in the Northwest Territories (NWT) released its first-ever Poverty Report Card, as a partner in Campaign 2000. Alternatives North works with No Place for Poverty Coalition to advocate for ending poverty in the territory.

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Community-Based COVID Recovery

Posted by Paul Born & Lisa Attygalle on March 17, 2021

10 - A Guide for a Community-Based COVID-19 Recovery is a beautiful 32-page booklet based on an idea hatched by the Tamarack Board and Co-CEO’s Liz Weaver and Paul Born while developing a ten-year strategy for Tamarack. As an organization we have spent many hours considering why and how cities and communities have become such a force in community change, especially now during COVID-19. With an eye to the future, this guide captures this momentum, attempting to do so in practical and useful ways.

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Williams Lake releases poverty reduction strategy mid-pandemic

Posted by Jill Zacharias on March 16, 2021

Three years ago, when the Williams Lake Social Planning Council made a commitment to complete a poverty reduction strategy for the region a global pandemic was not on the horizon. Now, as communities across the country struggle to carry on meaningful social planning in circumstances no one has experienced before, the Thrive Poverty Reduction Strategy for Williams Lake and Area has successfully released in January this year. The strategy is a tribute to dedication and perseverance, adapted to reflect an ever-changing context that has underscored what is important to the community as well as how to work together towards a proactive response.

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National Strategy Highlights Kitchener for Localizing Sustainable Development Goals

Posted by Justin Williams on March 15, 2021

In February, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, the Hon. Ahmed Hussen, and the Minister of International Development, the Hon. Karina Gould, launched Canada’s 2030 Agenda, National Strategy. The strategy provides a vision for engaging Governments, Civil Society, Private Sector, Academia, and International partners to meet our commitments to build a more peaceful, inclusive, prosperous, resilient and sustainable world that is people centred.

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Welfare Report Reveals Who’s Poor

Posted by Natasha Pei on March 15, 2021

Maytree’s welfare report cards share vital information for poverty reduction organizers and policy makers to inform what we know about some of the most vulnerable members in our communities. Amongst the pivotal domains of poverty reduction is income security. It is a cornerstone pillar for lifting people all along the scale of poverty from deep, absolute poverty towards thriving.

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