Derek Cook shares his personal journey through the world of minimum wage work and poverty and reflects on pulling himself out of that world and those who are stuck within the struggle.
This workshop is designed for community leaders interested in how the co-operative business model can be used to capture opportunities in their communities. By examining the co-operative business model from a practitioner’s perspective, and working on real-life applications, participants gain a better understanding of the process of working with groups interested in developing a co-operative. Through this workshop, participants:
- improve their understanding of the co-op business model,
- explore real-life case studies as a group, and
- leave with a clear understanding of where the co-operative model works best.
February 7th from 9:00 – 11:00 at Ambrose University.
To register visit: https://coopconnections.eventbrite.ca
Last month, CPI was one of 12 organizations to join in a submission to the Human Rights Council on the Occasion of the 3rd Universal Periodic Review of Canada.
Read the CPI's brief containing a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy, submitted October 2017 to the Ministry of Families, Children and Social Development.
An article to mark the 25th anniversary of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which considers the four groups referred to in scripture: the widow, the alien, the afflicted and the fatherless.
The Canadian Poverty Institute is pleased to announce the launch of a new project, the Justice Sector Coordination Research Project.
With funding from the Law Foundation of Ontario, this project will examine the justice sector service system in Alberta to identify barriers to service coordination and integration and develop recommendations for more effective service integration.
The purpose of the project is to enhance the coordination of justice services in order to increase access to justice for vulnerable Albertans.
The Winter 2017 edition of Spero has just been released, the newsletter of the Canadian Poverty Institute. Download today for insights and updates about our work.
Launching in April 2017, the Canadian Poverty Hub will be an online repository of relevant research on the causes and impacts of poverty as well as policies and best practices in poverty prevention and reduction.
The Poverty Hub will provide a searchable database for researchers, practitioners and government policy officials to access current research on a range of poverty related issues.
Click here for more information.
The first annual Poverty Studies Summer Institute will launch this June, bringing together students, practitioners and ministry workers into an intimate learning community. Over a 3 week period, participants will engage in active learning and discussion about the causes and impacts of poverty and best practices in how to alleviate and end it.
The Summer Institute offers courses that respond to the material, social and spiritual dimensions of poverty providing both the knowledge and skill base to work effectively in the practice of poverty reduction. The program will consist of 3 one-week intensive courses which may be eligible for credit for Ambrose University degree programs.
Click here for more information.