Actions and Detail Panel
Value BC: Justice for All
Tue, 25 April 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
ASL Interpretation Provided by Registered & Certified ASL-English Interpreters
Join Dan Meades, provincial co-ordinator for the Transition House Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, for a presentation on the success of Newfoundland and Labrador’s poverty reduction strategy. Dan will join a panel with Iglika Ivanova of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Chantille Viaud of Gordon Neighbourhood House, and DJ Larkin of the Pivot Legal Society, which will highlight the cost of poverty in BC and how we could achieve justice for all through a poverty reduction plan for BC. Margot Young will MC the panel, and the event will also feature a performance from M’Girl.
In 2006, Newfoundland and Labrador became the second Canadian province to introduce a formal action plan to reduce poverty. Having shared one of the worst poverty rates in Canada with BC, they have reduced their poverty rate and food insecurity significantly through their poverty reduction plan. BC still has one of the highest poverty rates and is now the only province without a poverty reduction plan. Come and learn about Newfoundland and Labrador’s success in reducing poverty and how to make this possible in BC.
About Dan Meades: Dan Meades has been doing poverty reduction work throughout Canada, Europe, the United States and West Africa for over a decade. For years Dan was the Executive Director of Vibrant Communities Calgary before moving back to his home of St. John’s Newfoundland where Dan currently serves as Provincial Coordinator for the Transition House Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, an organization that focuses on safe shelter for women and their children experiencing violence.
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