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:

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:

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 equity@phsd.ca.

Partners to End Poverty

A series of the Partners to End Poverty logos including versions in English, French, and Ojibway

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:

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 equity@phsd.ca.

This item was last modified on November 12, 2019