A community approach to poverty reduction
Everyone has a role to play in poverty reduction. Public Health Sudbury & Districts in partnership with agencies across Greater Sudbury, was successful in obtaining one of Ontario’s Local Poverty Reduction Fund grants (Government of Ontario). The grant is focused on implementing and evaluating the introduction of two new programs in Greater Sudbury that are both licensed through Circles Canada:
- Circles Leader Training
The Bridges out of Poverty training initiative that is being offered in the community is also connected with this grant.
Bridges out of Poverty, Circles Leader Training, and Circles Sudbury are programs that form part of a community-wide approach to reduce poverty. Circles Sudbury aims to reduce poverty by building relationships across all economic groups, and to strengthen multi-sectoral collaboration to make sustainable communities in which everyone can do well.
Learn more about these initiatives and the history by viewing our interactive story map.
Bridges out of Poverty
Bridges out of Poverty is a training initiative with the goal of increasing awareness about poverty, inspiring compassion, and commiting to poverty reduction. Bridges out of Poverty workshops invite participants to look at poverty differently. Workshops are available to anyone interested in learning more about the social and economic impacts of poverty on individuals and communities. Bridges out of Poverty is licensed from aha Process, Inc.
How can I attend workshops?
Workshops are currently being offered in English and French by trained facilitators in:
- three-hour introductory sessions
- six-hour in-depth sessions
A $20 fee is required for the six-hour workshop, which covers the cost of a workbook. Participation in a Bridges out of Poverty workshop is also a requirement of becoming a Circles Ally. Allies are community volunteers who support an individual or family while they work on their goals to financial self-sufficiency through the Circles Sudbury program.
How can I register?
Register or view our list of upcoming workshops for Bridges out of Poverty.
For more information about Bridges out of Poverty training opportunities, contact us at 705.522.9200, ext. 771 (toll-free at 1.866.522.9200) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partners to End Poverty
A steering committee with representation from agencies from across Greater Sudbury oversees the Partners to End Poverty initiative with a passion and commitment to poverty reduction.
Partners to End Poverty Steering Committee partners include:
- Barrydowne College, Rainbow District School Board
- Canadian Mental Health Association Sudbury/Manitoulin
- Centre de santé communautaire du Grand Sudbury
- City of Greater Sudbury
- Jubilee Heritage Family Resources
- Mid North Network for the Coordination and Development of Adult Learning
- Monarch Recovery Services
- N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre
- Our Children, Our Future
- Public Health Sudbury & Districts
- Social Planning Council of Sudbury
- Spark Employment Services (formerly Sudbury Vocational Resource Centre)
- St. Albert Adult Learning Centre, Sudbury Catholic District School Board
- Sudbury Workers Education & Advocacy Centre
- United Way Centraide North East Ontario
- YMCA of Northearstern Ontario
If you are interested in getting involved in the Partners to End Poverty Steering Committee or for more information, contact us at 705.522.9200, ext. 771 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200) or email email@example.com.
This item was last modified on November 12, 2019