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ARTICLE | Community Belonging: A Way to End Poverty in Canada

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How can community belonging help to reduce poverty in Canada? 

In the vast and culturally rich landscape of Canada, two hidden gems in our fight against poverty are the power of community and our sense of belonging. Poverty isn't just about financial security; it is deeply intertwined within our social fabric. By understanding the social aspects of poverty and the transformative impact of feeling like you belong, we can pave the way towards a better future for everyone who lives in Canada.  

In this article, Tamarack’s Heather Keam explores the ways in which belonging is a social pathway to ending poverty in Canada. She digs into micro, meso, and macro belonging, social capital, belonging’s economic impact, and more. Join us in calling on the Canadian government for a national belonging strategy


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Heather Keam

By Heather Keam

Heather is happy to be part of the Vibrant Communities team as the Manager of Cities, Cities Deepening Community. Before this position she was the Manager of Learning Services where she organized Community of Practices, learning opportunities, tools and resources for community change. Heather brings over 12 years of public health knowledge to this position.

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