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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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Bridges Out of Poverty and Getting Ahead

Posted by Elle Richards on June 23, 2020

In a webinar with Philip DeVol, whose books include Getting Ahead in a Just-Getting’ by World and co-authoring Bridges out of Poverty – he described the theory and principles behind Bridges and how the Getting Ahead model takes these ideas further.

The Bridges work can be progressed to a community engagement process that is about enabling communities to lead and shape their own future stories. For those familiar and already involved in this popular work in the community, it was an opportunity to reflect on the process and relevance in the current climate.

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The Disproportionate Impact on Employment (due to COVID-19)

Posted by Elle Richards on June 15, 2020

Emerging research points to an imbalance of job losses being substantially greater to those already precariously employed and in low-paying jobs, mostly within certain sectors, and exposes inequities. 

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Cities Reducing Poverty Policy Digest - May/June 2020

Posted by Elle Richards on May 23, 2020

Welcome to the May/June Special Edition of the Cities Reducing Poverty Policy Digest, which aims to provide you with timely poverty-related policy updates and resources from across Canada. This edition is dedicated to policies, articles and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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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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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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Leveraging Local Assets through Anchor Collaboratives

Posted by Elle Richards on February 19, 2020

In January we heard from Nate Stephens of the Democracy Collaborative and Hanifa Kassam from the Toronto Poverty Reduction Office share their work of Anchor Collaboratives.

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