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ARTICLE | The promise of collective impact in supporting a just transition at the community level

Articles, Publications, Climate Change, Homepage Resources, CCT Publications, Climate Transitions, Laura Schnurr, Jorge Garza

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To end poverty locally, over 330 communities across Canada have been applying a collective impact approach – establishing multi-sectoral roundtables, doing deep community engagement, and developing poverty reduction plans.

This article explores success stories where Canadian communities have used collective impact to reduce poverty. It considers how the lessons learned can be applied to equitable climate transitions, taking on Canada’s reputation for being slow to act on climate change.

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