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The Ending Poverty Pathways Guide and Podcast Series Are Now Live!

Posted by Alison Homer on October 7, 2021

In May 2021, Tamarack’s Communities Ending Poverty (CEP) convened more than 1000 people for The End of Poverty national gathering. The event explored 14 proven and emerging pathways to ending poverty, and the many roles that governments, businesses, non-profits and experts with lived and living experience can play.

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Systems Mapping: What to use when and why

Posted by Systems Sanctuary on October 4, 2021

In our Masterclass on Systems Practice, we always begin our sessions sharing our capacities framework. This helps participants to locate where they are on the journey, and to self-assess where they are strong and skilled up in their practices, or where they may want to gather more and deepen.

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Reducing poverty in Leeds and Grenville: Tax filing and financial empowerment

Posted by Natasha Pei on September 23, 2021

Each spring, Canadians are required to file taxes, which, for those who are living on low income, can mean an extra payday through a mix of tax credits, benefits and overpaid income tax.

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Innovative community-based projects reducing poverty in Saint John

Posted by Natasha Pei on September 21, 2021

In 2018, Living SJ collectively raised an additional $10 million over five years for the Saint John community to reduce poverty when they became the stewards of New Brunswick’s Social Innovation Fund. The purpose of the grant is to demonstrate innovative community-based practices that could successfully lift Saint John residents out of poverty and be scaled to other jurisdictions throughout the province.

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BC showcases pathway for provincial governments ending poverty

Posted by Jill Zacharias on September 7, 2021

TogetherBC exemplifies a successful provincial/territorial pathway to ending poverty due to its clear connection to Canada’s poverty reduction strategy, recognition of local poverty reduction actors as experts, direct funding of local poverty reduction strategies, and municipal alignment with provincial priorities. Two years after its release, the strategy is already showing significant gains toward ending poverty.

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Cornwall Mayor, Bernadette Clement, Appointed to the Senate of Canada

Posted by Alison Homer on July 19, 2021

Cornwall’s Vibrant Community Roundtable and Tamarack Institute would like to congratulate Bernadette Clement who has been appointed as an independent Senator by the Government of Canada.

As a lawyer, Executive Director of the Roy McMurtry Legal Clinic, former board member of Cornwall’s Social Development Council, and current Mayor of Cornwall, Mayor Clement has been a strong champion for poverty reduction in her own community and beyond.

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