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Canada’s Financial Literacy Month

Posted by Justin Williams on November 16, 2021

November 1, 2021, marked the beginning of Canada’s 11th Financial Literacy Month. The month is part of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada’s efforts to make the financial ecosystem more accessible, inclusive and effective for all Canadians.

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British Columbia: Pathways to Ending Working Poverty in Action

Posted by Jill Zacharias on November 14, 2021

On October 20, 2021, the Ending Working Poverty in British Columbia webinar co-generated intersectoral dialogue on one of the most important topics faced in Canada today.

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Red Deer’s Common Ground Garden builds food security, community growth and connection

Posted by Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance on November 11, 2021

Red Deer’s Common Ground Garden is a new urban farming project that increases food security, encourages social enterprise, shares knowledge and creates social connection. Its four-acre public space offers inclusion, sustainability and fellowship.

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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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Overcoming inequities in Calgary: COVID-19, gender, race and precarious employment

Posted by Vibrant Communities Calgary on September 21, 2021

2020 was a challenging year that brought inequity in Calgary sharply into focus. COVID-19, the recession and the impact of increasing food prices disproportionately affected the city’s most vulnerable.

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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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