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Human Rights and Poverty
Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 8:30 AM – Thu, 15 Jun 2017, 5:00 PM MDT
Poverty in Canada: What Have Rights Got to Do With It?
Join Leilani Farha, leading international human rights expert and U.N. Special Rapporteur on Housing, for this exciting course on poverty and human rights. Taking an active learning approach, this intensive course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to engage and address poverty in Canada as a violation of human rights. Register for a 1-day introductory workshop (June 13) or for the full 3-day course (June 13 - 15).
Objectives of the course:
- Understand the dynamics of poverty in Canada
- Understand the United Nations human rights system
- Understand the obligations of governments to ensure enjoyment of socio-economic rights by vulnerable groups
- Understand the relationship between human rights, social policy and institutions
- Understand how rights can be used to effect change locally and nationally.
This course is being offered as part of the Poverty Studies Summer Institute. For more information about the Summer Institute please visit: www.povertyinstitute.ca/poverty-studies-summer-institute. Presented by the Canadian Poverty Institute at Ambrose University. This graduate level course is offered in conjunction with the M.A. in Leadership and Ministry program. Eligible for Category "A" credits with the Alberta College of Social Workers.