Vibrant Related News
From Words to Action: Albertans Can Afford a Real Poverty Reduction Strategy
Public Interest Alberta together with the Edmonton Social Planning Council and the Alberta College of Social Workers, released a new report entitled From Words to Action: Alberta Can Afford a Real Poverty Reduction Strategy. The report outlines critical recommendations for reducing poverty and creating vibrant communities in Alberta. We encourage you to share this report with your networks.
Why Paying a Living Wage Makes Good Business Sense
The Globe and Mail: November 9, 2012
Minimum Wage hike not the job-killer of legend
Vancouver Sun: October 16, 2012
Low Income Transit Pass Review
Metro Calgary: August 6, 2012
John Rook on Secondary Suites
Calgary Herald: August 1, 2012
Soon-to-be CEO of the Calgary Homeless Foundation, Dr. John Rook, providing his thoughts on secondary suites in Calgary.
First Calgary Financial leverages business assets for social change
Alberta Community and Cooperative Association: May 15, 2012
Is the ‘Living Wage’ Enough?
The Tyee: May 14, 2012
Premier Redford announces the plan for poverty reduction
PC Alberta – Election 2012: April 11, 2012
Arusha Becomes a Living Wage Leader
Arusha: February 10, 2012:
Building a Resilient Calgary Through Poverty Prevention
Open File: February 9, 2012:
The National: A Living Wage
The National: February 3, 2012:
Mayor Nenshi Discusses Poverty-Reduction Initiative and Jane Jacobs at Tamarack Event
October 6: Marketwire:
August 11, 2011: Salem-News:
University Students Face Tough Housing Search
August 5, 2011: Calgary Herald:
Public Space Scare for Homeless
August 4, 2011: Fast Forward:
Nenshi Makes Poverty Reduction Pitch
July 25, 2011: Calgary Sun:
Calgary Considers Giving Low-Income Transit Users A Break On Passes
July 21, 2011: Calgary Herald:
Next Premier Could, Should End Poverty
July 20 2011: Edmonton Journal:
Discount Fares Could Be Hiked
July 18, 2011: Metro Calgary:
June 29: Calgary Herald:
Effecting Policy Change: Lessons from the Canadian Caregiver Coalition
How paying people’s way out of poverty can help us all
May 5, 2011: Globe and Mail: “Calgary’s business community crunched the numbers: It costs four times more to pay for a year’s worth of emergency shelter, emergency-room medical care and law-enforcement for one homeless person than it costs to fund that person’s supportive housing for a year.” Read More.
The quandaries of local women living in poverty
April 29, 2011: Calgary Journal: WTEP profiled in story on poverty disproportionately affecting women. Read More.
Poverty, child care should top political agenda
March 30, 2011: Edmonton Journal Op-Ed
Wealth of Ideas on Plight of the Poor
March 10, 2011: Lethbridge Herald
Free Tax Clinics for Calgarians Living on Low Incomes
March 9, 2011, Poster indicating the locations and dates for free tax clinics for Calgarians living on low incomes. These clinics run during the months of March and April and are being offered through Calgary Public Libraries.
Canada’s Cities Reducing Poverty | Response to Federal Poverty Reduction Plan Report
March 3, 2011, Vibrant Communities Canada Response Letter to Ms. Candice Hoeppner, MP
Words and Actions - Engage! March 2011
March 3, 2011 Welcome! In this month’s issue Tim Brodhead calls for a new narrative for Canadian society that includes an essential role for our community sector. Evolutions in the evaluation of community change efforts are profiled and wisdom and cautions for neighbourhood-based collaboration are highlighted. Growing interest in community collaboration from a variety of perspectives demonstrates how this idea is gaining momentum. Finally, be inspired by Canadian Moses Coady whose groundbreaking work eighty years ago continues to inspire community builders around the world.
~ Paul Born
A Federal Poverty Reduction Plan: Working in Partnership Towards Reducing Poverty in Canada
February 2011, Vibrant Communities Canada commends the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities for the recent report A Federal Poverty Reduction Plan: Working in Partnership towards Reducing Poverty in Canada.
Big Spenders, They Wish
New York Times, September 13 2009
Alberta Seniors need for welfare soaring
Calgary Herald, September 2 2009
Poor Economy Hammers Canadian Health
Globe and Mail, August 16 2009
Calgary Student Unemployment Highest Since Record Keeping Began
Calgary Herald, August 7 2009