Taking Action on Poverty Conference

Taking Action on Poverty Conference

Building Wellbeing and Prosperity Together –
Taking Action on Poverty Conference 2010

October 26- 28, 2010, Truro, Nova Scotia

Our Vision

Everyone brings his or her own experiences and knowledge to share. We are committed to learning from each other. It’s a chance to learn, share and offer suggestions to reduce poverty for the benefit of all Nova Scotians.

Conference goals

  • improve our understanding about costs of poverty -human, social and economic;
  • hare ideas about how we can reduce poverty;
  • learn about barriers involved in reducing poverty and how we can overcome them;
  • learn more about how we can reduce poverty by working together as – governments, businesses, non profit organizations and community groups – with
    those living in poverty;
  • develop our ability as a community to be involved and active in reducing poverty

Speakers include

  • Ed Broadbent
    Honorary Director of Canada Without Poverty, founding President of the International Centre for Human Rights and International Development
  • Art Eggleton
    Chair of the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology that released In from the Margins: A Call to Action on Poverty, Housing and Homelessness
  • Donna O’Brien
    Director, Poverty Reduction Strategy Division, Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Monica Chaperlin
    Business Community Anti-poverty Initiative, Saint John, New Brunswick
  • Mark Cabaj
    Executive Director, Vibrant Communities, Tamarack – An Institute for Community Engagement
  • Gail Nyberg
    Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto, Ontario
  • Rita Shelton Deverell (Interviewer)
    Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies, Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Angella MacEwen
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives — Nova Scotia

There are fees for this conference. However, registration is free and support is available for those living on a low income (details are included in the registration form).

Space is limited.
Please register early.

Find out more about the Taking Action on Poverty Conference »