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Disruptive Times Require Skilled Changemakers

Posted by Liz Weaver in February 2019

In this paper, Liz Weaver describes three elements that every changemaker needs when approaching complex challenges - a mindset shift, an agile and adaptable approach, and knowledge and skills in each of the five interconnected practice areas.

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Community Engagement with the Virtual Peer Input Process

Posted by Tamarack Institute on April 21, 2020

Are you struggling to make a breakthrough on an idea or new project? You can crowdsource the wisdom of your team using the Virtual Peer Input Process.

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Food as a Basic Necessity Now More than Ever

Posted by Elle Richards on April 21, 2020

The supermarket shop is one of a few outings we as a society are permitted to do. If we are healthy and able, if shopping was once enjoyable, the guilt some may feel for venturing out along with the rules one must follow can impose an anxiety-inducing experience, ripping what little pleasure we might hope to get from perusing the isles while dreaming up marvellous meals to create with all the time at home. Nevertheless, it is a privilege and we are grateful for it and to all those who keep this convenience going. But not everyone has access to this privilege.

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5 Ways Cities Reducing Poverty Members are Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Natasha Pei on April 20, 2020

Cities Reducing Poverty collaboratives have worked for years to build local relationships that  support residents and neighbourhoods to thrive. These efforts have strengthened the social infrastructure communities need to be resilient and quickly organize in an emergency situation, such as COVID-19.

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Cities Reducing Poverty Policy Digest - March/April 2020

Posted by Elle Richards on April 20, 2020

Welcome to our modified March/April 2020 edition of the Cities Reducing Poverty Policy Digest. This edition includes a section related to the initial phase of national COVID-19 news releases, policies and resources. Tune in for more updates in May as policy and responses continue to evolve and we focus on national, provincial/territorial and city updates.

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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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Neighbourhoods Connect in Lethbridge and Stony Plain Alberta

Posted by Elle Richards on April 16, 2020

Recognizing the strengths and assets with our own neighbours can lead to a stronger, more engaged and supportive neighbourhood. Working together ensures neighbourhoods stay strong, healthy and connected. The Town of Stony Plain has launched a Neighbourhood Connect Initiative as a local response to the COVID-19 crisis to address issues of isolation. In Lethbridge, organizations is collaboratively working to improve accessible connections for community members through: a Postcard Campaign and Wellness Checks.

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