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Tuesday, October 8
 

3:00pm

Registration and Networking
Registration, finger foods, and cash bar.

Tuesday October 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm
  • Room Buses Arrive at Hotel Entrance

4:15pm

Welcome and Opening the Learning Community
Tuesday October 8, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom
  • Room Ballroom

5:00pm

Ending Poverty in Canada
Speakers
avatar for James Hughes

James Hughes

Executive Lead, Government and Partner Relations, McConnell Foundation
The McConnell Foundation is proud to welcome James Hughes to our staff as the Executive Lead, Government and Partner Relations. James comes to the Foundation following two years as a Foundation Senior Fellow. In this position, he will work closely with McConnell‘s President, Vice-President... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ballroom
  • Room Ballroom

7:00pm

Dinner and Conversation
Tuesday October 8, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Room Ballroom

8:00pm

Movie: The Great Disconnect
The Great Disconnect (2018)
Directed by Tamer Soliman

We are living in a time that has been described as the age of loneliness. Statistics reveal that over the last few decades, the number of admittedly lonely people has doubled. Many individuals report they have trouble making friends and finding others to confide in. Despite advances in technology, living conditions, education and healthcare, it's apparent that we are feeling more alone than ever before. While it's true that this isolation impacts us psychologically and emotionally, what many of us don't realize is the negative impact it has on every aspect of our health and well-being. So what's caused this? How have we become so Disconnected? Wellness expert Tamer Soliman attempts to answer these questions by visiting cities across North America. Through interviews with local citizens, community activists, and leading authorities on social, economic and urban design, Tamer discovers the reasons behind this loneliness epidemic and the true cost it has on our lives. This fascinating documentary invites us to reflect on our relationships with those around us and raises the question: Is it possible to overcome our modern day culture of disconnectedness and rediscover how essential we are to each other?

Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Ballroom
  • Room Ballroom
 
Wednesday, October 9
 

6:30am

7:30am

Breakfast
Wednesday October 9, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
  • Room Ballroom

8:30am

Reconvening the Learning Community
Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 8:50am
Ballroom
  • Room Foyer

9:00am

The Future of Cities
Speakers
avatar for Mary Rowe

Mary Rowe

President and CEO, Canadian Urban Institute
Mary is an impassioned civic leader with diverse experience in the business, government, not-for-profit and philanthropy sectors in Canada and the US. Over 30 years, Mary has been a steady advocate and champion for place-based approaches to building livable and resilient cities, and... Read More →
avatar for Mayor Berry Vrbanovic

Mayor Berry Vrbanovic

Mayor, City of Kitchener
Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic was born in Zagreb, Croatia, and understands the challenges of immigrant families and the issues facing the thousands of Canadians making Kitchener their new home.Berry attended St. Jerome's High School and is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Ballroom
  • Room Ballroom

10:30am

Morning Break
Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
  • Room Foyer

10:45am

Workshops Round 1: Establishing a Common Agenda: Foundations
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will support members at earlier stages of poverty reduction work to make the case, recruit influential champions, build local urgency of the issue, and convene leadership roundtables with the goal of creating a community-wide common agenda.

Helpful resources:
Foundations For Developing a Common Agenda
Developing Poverty Reduction Timelines


Speakers
AN

Augustina Nagberi-Asseez

Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy
avatar for Colleen Christopherson-Cote

Colleen Christopherson-Cote

Coordinator, Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership
Colleen Christopherson-Cote is the coordinator for the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership and the community co-lead for the Evaluation and Analysis working group of CFICE. She lives and works within Saskatoon, Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis. The interconnect... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Kitchener 1

10:45am

Workshops Round 1: Innovations in Rural Poverty Reduction
Limited Capacity full

This workshop will provide examples of innovative strategies being employed to reduce poverty in rural communities and include a discussion about starting a national rural network for poverty reduction collaboratives.


Speakers
avatar for Don Kattler

Don Kattler

Family Consultant, Mt. Waddington Poverty Reduction Initiative
Family Consultant, Poverty Reduction InitiativeMinistry of Children and Family Development
avatar for Anne Burrill

Anne Burrill

Project Lead, Thrive Community Poverty Reduction Initiative
Anne Burrill grew up in the Chilcotin wilderness of the Coast Mountains, on the traditional lands of the Tsilhqot’in people. She has spent the last 25 years in the non-profit and local government sector, supporting community development initiatives in the fields of family violence... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Kitchener 4

10:45am

Workshops Round 1: Urban Indigenous Poverty Reduction
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will address Urban Indigenous poverty reduction including building trust across sectors and establishing gathering spaces.

Speakers
KB

Kourtney Boucher

Community Engagement Coordinator, End Poverty Edmonton


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Kitchener 2

10:45am

Workshops Round 1: Visualizing data: Telling the Story of Local Poverty
Limited Capacity full

This workshop will share strategies for sourcing, packaging, and presenting data in order to tell the story of local poverty. It will address data availability and the selection of indicators, and will present examples of CRP members' report cards, poverty profiles and infographics.

Speakers
CB

Christine Barker

NWT Literacy Council
IS

Ivan Sierralta

Enough for All Calgary



Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Kitchener 3

12:15pm

Lunch
Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
  • Room Ballroom

1:00pm

The Future of CRP: Ideas for the Next 5 Years
Wednesday October 9, 2019 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom
  • Room Ballroom

3:15pm

Afternoon Break
Wednesday October 9, 2019 3:15pm - 3:30pm
  • Room Foyer

3:30pm

The Future of CRP: Ideas for the Next 5 Years (continued)
Wednesday October 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom
  • Room Foyer

4:00pm

The Mennonite Experience
Wednesday October 9, 2019 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Multiple Venues
  • Room Bus tours

6:30pm

Community Dinner at Floradale Mennonite Church
Wednesday October 9, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Floradale Church
  • Room Gymnasium
 
Thursday, October 10
 

6:30am

7:30am

Breakfast
Thursday October 10, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
  • Room Ballroom

8:30am

Reconvening the Learning Community
Thursday October 10, 2019 8:30am - 8:45am
Ballroom
  • Room Ballroom

8:45am

How to Communicate Poverty Reduction
Speakers
avatar for Shaminda Attygalle

Shaminda Attygalle

Vice President of Marketing and Communications, YMCAs of Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo and YMCA-YWCA of Guelph
Shaminda (Shum) Attygalle is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the YMCAs of Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo and YMCA-YWCA of Guelph. Prior to the Y, Shum spent his entire career in tech marketing, starting at Christie Digital in Kitchener, followed by Axonify in... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 8:45am - 9:15am
Ballroom

9:15am

Morning Break
Thursday October 10, 2019 9:15am - 9:30am
  • Room Foyer

9:30am

Workshops Round 2: Childcare as a Poverty Reduction Strategy
Limited Capacity seats available

CRP members will share innovative approaches to ensuring that childcare is affordable, accessible and of high quality. They will speak to the intersections of childcare with poverty reduction, and will provide examples of supportive local and provincial policies.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Johnson

Seth Johnson

OpportUNITY
avatar for Morag Carter

Morag Carter

Greater Trail Community Skills Centre


Thursday October 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Kitchener 1

9:30am

Workshops Round 2: Developing a Poverty Reduction Strategy: The Top 100 and Beyond
Limited Capacity full

Moving beyond the foundations of building a common agenda, this workshop will detail an approach that CRP members are applying across the country to create comprehensive, community-wide, and sustainable poverty reduction strategies.

Helpful Resources:
Foundations for Developing a Common Agenda
Top 100 Partners Exercise

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Mock

Phillip Mock

Prosperity Roundtable of Chatham-Kent
Phillip Mock is the Project Coordinator for the Chatham-Kent Prosperity Roundtable. Phillip has a passion for grassroots ABCD community work, believing that the most effective and empowering drive to end poverty is rooted in the people that make up a community – from the leaders... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Cherlet

Nicole Cherlet

Councillor, City of Revelstoke
City Councillor and Business Owner (Big Mountain Kitchen). Part of the steering committee for the Collective Impact Process in Revelstoke.
avatar for Justin Pequeño

Justin Pequeño

Project Manager, Hawaii Small and Mighty
Let's chat about Politics/Government, Education, and Agriculture


Thursday October 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Kitchener 2

9:30am

Workshops Round 2: Engaging People with Lived/Living Experience in Poverty Reduction
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will support participants to work toward meaningful engagement of people with lived/living experience in poverty reduction. It will share emerging ideas from the field and will support attendees to reflect on the inclusiveness of their structures, processes and practices.

Helpful Resource:
TEN: Engaging People With Lived/Living Experience

Speakers
KN

Kerry Nolan

Community Coordinator & Outreach, Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition



Thursday October 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Kitchener 3

9:30am

Workshops Round 2: Getting to Impact: Tracking and Reporting on Poverty Reduction
Limited Capacity full

How do we move from reporting poverty reduction 'activities' to 'impact'? This workshop will highlight how four CRP members created impact reports for the first time. This session will be helpful for Getting to Impact participants who are still refining their impact reports and members who are interested in joining the program in the future.

Speakers
EC

Elaine Capes

Coordinator, Dufferin County Equity Collaborative
GV

Gary Vipond

United Way Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District


Thursday October 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Kitchener 4

10:45am

Break
Thursday October 10, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am

11:00am

Workshops Round 3: Basic Income: Building the Movement
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will follow up on Vibrant Communities' recent Basic Income webinar series and will address building the movement towards a guaranteed annual income.

Helpful Resources:

Basic Income: The Experience So Far (recording)
Ontario Basic Income Pilots (notes)
Communities Supporting Basic Income (recording)

Speakers
LC

Laura Cattari

Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction
TC

Tom Cooper

Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction


Thursday October 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Kitchener 4

11:00am

Workshops Round 3: Engaging Business as Key Partners in Poverty Reduction
Limited Capacity full

The involvement of business in poverty reduction is critical. This workshop will highlight innovative approaches that local governments and communities are taking to engage business leaders, as well as emerging strategies that businesses are championing to reduce poverty.

Helpful Resource:
TEN: A Guide For Businesses Reducing Poverty

Speakers
EW

Erika Wiebe

Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council
avatar for Anne Burrill

Anne Burrill

Project Lead, Thrive Community Poverty Reduction Initiative
Anne Burrill grew up in the Chilcotin wilderness of the Coast Mountains, on the traditional lands of the Tsilhqot’in people. She has spent the last 25 years in the non-profit and local government sector, supporting community development initiatives in the fields of family violence... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Cherlet

Nicole Cherlet

Councillor, City of Revelstoke
City Councillor and Business Owner (Big Mountain Kitchen). Part of the steering committee for the Collective Impact Process in Revelstoke.


Thursday October 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Kitchener 1

11:00am

Workshops Round 3: Lessons from Climate Change: Moving from Issue to Movement
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, Morag Carter will speak to her work in Climate Change with partners across Canada. Attendees will discuss parallels with poverty reduction and how lessons learned could help elevate the national conversation on poverty reduction from issue to movement.

Speakers
avatar for Morag Carter

Morag Carter

Greater Trail Community Skills Centre



Thursday October 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Kitchener 3

11:00am

Workshops Round 3: Success Stories of Cities Reducing Poverty
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will share success stories from across the CRP network, with a focus on what Cities are doing to take the lead on poverty reduction, and what tools they have at their disposal to ensure that their approaches are effective and impactful.

Helpful Resource:

TEN: A Guide for Cities Reducing Poverty

Thursday October 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Kitchener 2

12:15pm

Lunch
Thursday October 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm

1:00pm

Telling Stories
Speakers
avatar for Rankin MacSween

Rankin MacSween

New Dawn Enterprises Ltd.
For more than thirty years, Rankin MacSween has led the growth and diversification of NewDawn Enterprises. New Dawn, a non-profit, private, volunteer-directed social enterprisededicated to community building, identifies community needs and establishes and operatesventures that speak... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ballroom

1:30pm

Reflections and Closing
Thursday October 10, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom

2:00pm

Shuttles Depart
Thursday October 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Room Buses Arrive at Hotel Entrance