The End of Working Poverty: Strategies

In the first of a series of webinars on ending working poverty, Paul Born, Elizabeth Mulholland (Prosper Canada), Tom Cooper (Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction), and Jayne Paquin (PenFinancial Credit Union) highlighted strategies that each sector can undertake to help end working poverty.

The conversation explores the living wage, financial empowerment, and basic income as interlocking strategies that together can address the complexities working poverty. 

Watch out for more instalments in this series in the coming months!


Cultivating Local Collective Impact Capacity Through Place-Based Philanthropy

For the past five years, The Rider-Pool Foundation, a locally-based philanthropist in Allentown Pennsylvania, has been investing in a deliberate effort to build collective impact capacity amongst a diverse cross-section of their community’s leaders. This webinar features Ed Meehan and Ron Dendas, and profiles the early results of Rider-Pool’s Collective Impact Fellows Initiative.

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Keys to Success in Resident-Led Community Change

In this webinar, Jessie Sutherland touched on the key components to success in resident-led community change initiatives, including sustainability strategies. She also offered insights on how a belonging lens can transform our strategies, our relationships and our impact

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Evaluating Systems Change: A Results-Based Framework

Almost anyone who is interested in making progress on tough economic, social and environmental issues is committed to changing the system. Yet, many social innovators — and the evaluators that support them — struggle to describe what systems they want to change and what they mean by ‘results’. This webinar explores an archetypical results framework that can be used to inform the thinking of any effort to ‘change’ systems.

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Global Perspectives on Community Change

In this webinar, Megan Courtney and Liz Weaver reflect on 25 years of collective wisdom in community change from Canada to New Zealand. Based on their experiences, you'll hear about some of the most important shifts in the community change landscape and what that means for your own initiatives. Most importantly, Megan and Liz provide insight into challenges, themes, and principles that they believe will affect the next decade of community change work.

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Asset Mapping: Finding the Strength in Your Neighbourhood

In this webinar, Jonathan Massimi introduced the Asset-Based Community Development approach and also the Asset-Based Community Driven Efforts approach (ABCDE). He also discussed how we can create an Asset Map and explored how we can leverage the identified assets in our community for the common good.

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The Winnipeg Boldness Project: Community Wisdom & Systems Change

This webinar focused on the experience of The Winnipeg Boldness Project, a research and development project working alongside the North End community to create improved outcomes for children in the Point Douglas neighbourhood of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Winnipeg Boldness project director, Diane Roussin, discussed the Child-Centred Model—a theory of change informed by community wisdom—and how the project is employing multi-sectoral collaborative efforts to contribute to systems change and reconciliation.

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