Dec
15
9:30 AM09:30

City Council- Approval of the EndPovertyEdmonton Strategy

EndPovertyEdmonton is headed back to City Council for the approval of the EndPovertyEdmonton Strategy.

Since we released the Strategy in September we have done extensive consultation that has provided rich feedback to the 28 priorities. All this information has been incorporated into this final version, which we are seeking approval from City Council for.

Please join us at Council Chambers to show your support!

 

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Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

Poverty Simulation- United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

  • University of Alberta (location to be determined) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Poverty Simulation is a unique and powerful experience which challenges perceptions, changes perspectives and strengthens understanding and empathy.

Participants experience a full range of encounters, obstacles and challenges, while trained volunteers populate the simulation as business owners, teachers, police officers, agency workers, service providers and government employees.

The simulation replicates a month in the life of a family living in poverty. The ultimate mission of each of these families is to provide food, shelter and other basic needs with a limited income.

Register online: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/december-2-poverty-simulation-tickets-16193489162

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Dec
1
12:00 AM00:00

After Black Friday & Cyber Monday... Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday is the non-profit sectors response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It encourages people across Canada and around the world to support the charities they value most in the lead up to the holiday season. It takes place on the first Tuesday of December – which means that this year it will be on DECEMBER 1ST!

In the lead up to December 1st, Canada Without Poverty(CWP)  will feature the different campaigns and projects that you could support on GivingTuesday;

1. The Poverty Progress Profiles –snapshots of poverty from across the country that help us understand what is exactly being done to address this persistent social issue.

2. Our Economic and Social Rights Online Course – a chance for advocates, anti-poverty workers and people living in poverty to learn about their rights and how to claim them.

3. Sending CWP to the UN – change can’t happen without informed leaders and policy makers.  The UN system allows civil society groups like CWP to have the floor and explain what we see on the ground and how it affects poor people in Canada.

Your support is incredibly important to our work. It helps amplify the voices of people in poverty and allows CWP to continue our work in protecting the dignity and human rights of those in poverty.

On December 1st , add one more item to your holiday list: make an impact on the lives of the 4.8 million people across Canada who live in poverty.

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Nov
22
1:00 PM13:00

National Child Day Play Day

 

National Child Day is a day to remember that children need support, encouragement and respect to grow to their full potential. In Alberta, this year's theme is 'It's Or Right to Learn'

Come to the William Lutsky YMCA on November 22nd and participate in free activities.

  • Face painting
  • Discovery E Science Station
  • Jumpy Castle
  • Origami and crafts
  • Graffiti wall
  • And much more!

www.nationalchildday.ca

 

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Nov
20
8:00 AM08:00

Poverty Simulation- United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

A Poverty Simulation is a unique and powerful experience which challenges perceptions, changes perspectives and strengthens understanding and empathy.

Participants experience a full range of encounters, obstacles and challenges, while trained volunteers populate the simulation as business owners, teachers, police officers, agency workers, service providers and government employees.

The simulation replicates a month in the life of a family living in poverty. The ultimate mission of each of these families is to provide food, shelter and other basic needs with a limited income.

Register online: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/national-child-day-november-20-poverty-simulation-tickets-16193463084

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Nov
19
11:30 AM11:30

National Housing Day Luncheon

National Housing Day raises awareness about the urgency of providing more housing, and the innovation and leadership our community has shown towards that in the last year. The annual luncheon provides an opportunity for the corporate, community, and public sectors to come together, to meet, and to hear from leaders in Edmonton’s housing and homelessness sector on what our community is doing to create places to call home.  

This year, we are pleased to be featuring keynote speaker Jeff Olivet, CEO of the Boston-based Center for Social Innovation, and a leader in the fields of homelessness and housing. Jeff will share the lessons he has learned from more than 30 years in the field.

Tickets are $50 each, or $380 for a table of 8. They can be purchased at http://nationalhousingdayedmonton.eventbrite.ca

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Nov
16
11:30 AM11:30

Ending Homelessness in Edmonton and Your Business

Homelessness is an issue that affects all of us. People without a stable, safe place to call home have a harder time finding and keeping a job. Our emergency medical services incur greater costs attending to their needs – particularly in crisis situations. Many businesses become intertwined with the issue when vulnerable persons seek safe haven in their space.

As part of Housing Month, we’re hosting an event on November 16, Ending Homelessness and Your Business. At this event, guests will hear about the work to end homelessness, from Homeward Trust, leaders on youth homelessness and the national 20,000 Homes Campaign, as well as representatives from the Shaw Conference Centre and Century 21 Realty, who will talk about why helping end homelessness is important not just to individuals, but to businesses too.

Speakers: Susan McGee, Homeward Trust; Michael Phair, Youth Homelessness; Lisanne Lewis, Shaw Conference Centre; Tim Richter, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness; John Stobbe, Century21 Realty.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at endinghomelessnessandbusiness.eventbrite.ca.

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Nov
13
8:30 AM08:30

Poverty Simulation- United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

  • NAIT Main Campus- Fresh Express Cafeteria (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Poverty Simulation is a unique and powerful experience which challenges perceptions, changes perspectives and strengthens understanding and empathy.

Participants experience a full range of encounters, obstacles and challenges, while trained volunteers populate the simulation as business owners, teachers, police officers, agency workers, service providers and government employees.

The simulation replicates a month in the life of a family living in poverty. The ultimate mission of each of these families is to provide food, shelter and other basic needs with a limited income.

Register online: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/november-13-2015-simulation-tickets-18019763598

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Role of nonprofits in EndPovertyEdmonton
Nov
5
11:30 AM11:30

Role of nonprofits in EndPovertyEdmonton

  • Alberta Avenue Community League (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We invite you to join The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations as we explore the recommendations in the End Poverty Edmonton strategy with Janice Melnychuk, Task Force Member.

We will hear from Janice as she takes us through some of the highlights of the strategy and have an engaging discussion, where agencies will be encouraged to provide their unique perspective on the current landscape.

We will then dig deeper into the strategy and host a facilitated conversation on how Human Service agencies in Edmonton can move the needle on some of these highly complex issues specifically looking for areas of collaboration and collective impact.

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Nov
2
12:00 PM12:00

Family Violence Prevention Month Lauch

Mayor Don Iveson will proclaim the month of November as Family Violence Prevention month. The Honourable Irfan Sabir, Minister of Human Services will bring greetings from the Government of Alberta. The program will also include greetings from other dignitaries and a presentation by Lana Wells. Lana Wells holds the Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary and is leading Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence. 

Stacey Brotzel from CTV has graciously agreed to MC the event.

Please join citizens of Edmonton at this event and stay after for refreshments and agency displays. 

 

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Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

EndPovertyEdmonton Open House

Please join us at our three open houses being held across the city.

The open houses are drop-in events where you can listen to one of our short presentations, shown on the hour, and provide your input into the Strategy. 

We want to hear what you think, what stands out most for you, what's missing and how you see yourself being part of ending poverty in our city.

We are looking forward to hearing your feedback! And if you can't make it to our open houses please fill out our survey on The Strategy page. 

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Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

EndPovertyEdmonton Open House

Please join us at our three open houses being held across the city.

The open houses are drop-in events where you can listen to one of our short presentations, shown on the hour, and provide your input into the Strategy. 

We want to hear what you think, what stands out most for you, what's missing and how you see yourself being part of ending poverty in our city.

We are looking forward to hearing your feedback! And if you can't make it to our open houses please fill out our survey on The Strategy page. 

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Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

The 10th Annual Hurtig Lecture on the Future of Canada

The 10th Annual Hurtig Lecture on the Future of Canada will be held in Convocation Hall, at the University of Alberta on Wednesday, October 21st.

This year, the topic is The Future of Canadian Cities and featured speakers Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton, and Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary, will address the opportunities and challenges municipalities can expect moving forward.

Following the mayors’ speeches, Lois Harder, chair of the Department of Political Science, will moderate an armchair Q & A with Iveson and Nenshi. Afterwards, there will be an informal reception in the foyer of Convocation Hall. 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Registration is required. To RSVP visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/10th-annual-hurtig-lecture-on-the-future-of-canada-tickets-18558725648

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Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

EndPovertyEdmonton Open House

Please join us at our three open houses being held across the city.

The open houses are drop-in events where you can listen to one of our short presentations, shown on the hour, and provide your input into the Strategy. 

We want to hear what you think, what stands out most for you, what's missing and how you see yourself being part of ending poverty in our city.

We are looking forward to hearing your feedback! And if you can't make it to our open houses please fill out our survey on The Strategy page. 

 

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Oct
21
8:30 AM08:30

Poverty Simulation- United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

  • Edmonton Expo Centre- Room 301 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Poverty Simulation is a unique and powerful experience which challenges perceptions, changes perspectives and strengthens understanding and empathy.

Participants experience a full range of encounters, obstacles and challenges, while trained volunteers populate the simulation as business owners, teachers, police officers, agency workers, service providers and government employees.

The simulation replicates a month in the life of a family living in poverty. The ultimate mission of each of these families is to provide food, shelter and other basic needs with a limited income.

Register online: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/october-21-poverty-simulation-tickets-16193340718

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Oct
17
12:00 AM00:00

International day for the eradication of poverty

2015 Theme:
Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination

"On this day we recommit to think, decide and act together against extreme poverty -- and plan for a world where no-one is left behind. Our aim must be prosperity for all, not just a few."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

 

For more information visit the United Nations webpage. 

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Oct
15
9:55 AM09:55

End Poverty in a Generation: Edmonton's Story

Webinar

Join Tamarack’s Paul Born in an interview with Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson to learn about the nature of poverty in Edmonton and within the Edmonton Metro Region, the concrete plan that the Task Force has set out to eliminate poverty in Edmonton, and the recommendations to Council on how to implement the plan.

Tamarack and Vibrant Communities offer free webinars that are brought to you live via GoToWebinar. Dial-in information will be emailed to you shortly after you register for an upcoming call. After the seminar, we will send you a post email with a links and further resources for learning.

For more information and to register click here

 

 

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Oct
15
9:00 AM09:00

Poverty Simulation- United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

  • MacEwan University- Paul Byrne Hall (9-115) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Poverty Simulation is a unique and powerful experience which challenges perceptions, changes perspectives and strengthens understanding and empathy.

Participants experience a full range of encounters, obstacles and challenges, while trained volunteers populate the simulation as business owners, teachers, police officers, agency workers, service providers and government employees.

The simulation replicates a month in the life of a family living in poverty. The ultimate mission of each of these families is to provide food, shelter and other basic needs with a limited income.

Register online: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/october-15-poverty-simulation-tickets-16193191271

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Oct
14
4:00 PM16:00

Reconciliaton in Post-Secondary: Implementing the TRC Recommendations

Thousands of Survivors of Indian Residential Schools across Canada shared their experiences at events held by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) between 2009 and 2015.

In the spirit of advancing this process in post-secondary education, we invite you to join us for this public talk, which is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served. 

Click here for more information. 

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Sep
30
8:30 AM08:30

United Way Poverty Simulation

A Poverty Simulation is a unique and powerful experience which challenges perceptions, changes perspectives and strengthens understanding and empathy.

Participants experience a full range of encounters, obstacles and challenges, while trained volunteers populate the simulation as business owners, teachers, police officers, agency workers, service providers and government employees.

The simulation replicates a month in the life of a family living in poverty. The ultimate mission of each of these families is to provide food, shelter and other basic needs with a limited income.

Register online: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/september-30-poverty-simulation-tickets-16193080941

 

 

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