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Bridges out of Poverty: Full day workshop

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Public Health Sudbury & Districts - Ramsey Room

1300 Paris Street

Sudbury, ON P3E 3A3

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The bridges out of poverty community support program helps communities:

  • identify systemic issues that contribute to local poverty
  • build skill sets for management to help guide employees
  • upgrade training for front-line staff
  • inspire community-level compassion and a commitment to poverty
  • support individuals while they move from poverty to self-sufficiency
  • reduce social costs and enhance economic development
  • build sustainable communities

Bridges out of poverty workshops

Bridges out of Poverty is considered a starting point toward a shared community-wide perspective about defining and working towards ending poverty. The workshops are designed to educate community members from middle and upper socio-economic groups on the societal factors that influence and sustain poverty and the experiences of living in poverty and barriers low-income individuals face to moving out of poverty.

In each full day workshop participants will:

  • examine the impacts of poverty on families
  • explore the hidden rules of poverty
  • gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and strengths of people living in poverty
  • explore how access to resources impacts the way we see the world
  • engage in self-reflection and group exercises to further explore the concepts covered in the workshop
  • engage in self and group reflection to identify opportunities and capacity for future action on poverty reduction at the individual, agency, and community levels
  • engage in self and group reflection to identify an opportunity for improving current practice to better serve and support individuals living in poverty
  • earn the necessary prerequisite for future involvement with the Circles program

We recommend these sessions for:

  • municipal, social, health and legal services professional
  • front-line staff and management
  • volunteers and community leaders

A $20 fee is required for the 6-hour workshop which covers the cost of the training manual.

Parking is available onsite but limited. We encourage you to carpool if possible.

For more information about Bridges out of Poverty training opportunities, please contact the Health Equity Team at 705.522.9200, ext. 771 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200) or by email at equity@phsd.ca.

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