New Project Announced

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.

Launching the Canadian Poverty Hub

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.

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Poverty Studies Summer Institute

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.

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