Jan
24
Wed
Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Meeting @ Niagara Catholic District School Board
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) is a group of residents, businesses and organizations that works together to improve the quality of life in Niagara. NPRN speaks with a community voice that incorporates the multiple voices of Niagara and prioritizes the voice of those currently experiencing poverty.

Topics of this meeting include:

Contact Natalie Chaumont if you need transportation assistance to attend this meeting (contact information above).

This meeting is hosted by the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.

Jan
25
Thu
211: A Tool for Alleviating Poverty @ Online
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Reliable information is critical for solving problems and driving social innovation. By combining information about community services with cutting-edge technology, 211 is creating a powerful new form of social infrastructure. As a multi-channel information and navigation system, 211 is uniquely situated at the interface between the human needs associated with poverty and society’s policy and programmatic responses.

The support 211 provides is indispensable, particularly for people experiencing poverty and personal trauma who’s complex needs may pose barriers to obtaining help.

Now available to more than 20 million Canadians living in large cities, small towns, and rural and remote communities, 211 will expand to reach an additional 5 million people during the first half of 2018.

This webinar will explore how 211 is increasingly being leveraged by a wide range of stakeholders – people with lived experience, social service agencies, researchers and social planners, governments and other funders – to effectively address poverty.

This webinar is hosted by Tamarack.

Mar
7
Wed
Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Bethlehem Housing and Support Services @ Club Roma
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm

Help end homelessness and reduce the impact of poverty across the Niagara region at the 13th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Bethlehem!

Niagara’s finest chefs prepare and serve their favourite gourmet soup in one-of-a-kind bowls created by local potters. Included as the perfect complement are local Niagara wines and beer, specialty teas, fresh bread and delicious sweets. There were over 350 guests and 22 food and beverage vendors at the 2017 Empty Bowls. A People’s Choice and Platinum Ladle award for best soup is presented to one of Niagara’s many talented chefs at the end of the evening.

Guests take their empty bowl home as a reminder of those who struggle to meet basic living needs and secure affordable housing throughout our community. Last year, Empty Bowls raised over $30,000 for programming at Bethlehem Housing and Support Services!

This event is hosted by Bethlehem Housing and Support Services.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jan
24
Wed
Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Meeting @ Niagara Catholic District School Board
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) is a group of residents, businesses and organizations that works together to improve the quality of life in Niagara. NPRN speaks with a community voice that incorporates the multiple voices of Niagara and prioritizes the voice of those currently experiencing poverty.

Topics of this meeting include:

Contact Natalie Chaumont if you need transportation assistance to attend this meeting (contact information above).

This meeting is hosted by the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.

Jan
25
Thu
211: A Tool for Alleviating Poverty @ Online
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Reliable information is critical for solving problems and driving social innovation. By combining information about community services with cutting-edge technology, 211 is creating a powerful new form of social infrastructure. As a multi-channel information and navigation system, 211 is uniquely situated at the interface between the human needs associated with poverty and society’s policy and programmatic responses.

The support 211 provides is indispensable, particularly for people experiencing poverty and personal trauma who’s complex needs may pose barriers to obtaining help.

Now available to more than 20 million Canadians living in large cities, small towns, and rural and remote communities, 211 will expand to reach an additional 5 million people during the first half of 2018.

This webinar will explore how 211 is increasingly being leveraged by a wide range of stakeholders – people with lived experience, social service agencies, researchers and social planners, governments and other funders – to effectively address poverty.

This webinar is hosted by Tamarack.

Mar
7
Wed
Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Bethlehem Housing and Support Services @ Club Roma
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm

Help end homelessness and reduce the impact of poverty across the Niagara region at the 13th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Bethlehem!

Niagara’s finest chefs prepare and serve their favourite gourmet soup in one-of-a-kind bowls created by local potters. Included as the perfect complement are local Niagara wines and beer, specialty teas, fresh bread and delicious sweets. There were over 350 guests and 22 food and beverage vendors at the 2017 Empty Bowls. A People’s Choice and Platinum Ladle award for best soup is presented to one of Niagara’s many talented chefs at the end of the evening.

Guests take their empty bowl home as a reminder of those who struggle to meet basic living needs and secure affordable housing throughout our community. Last year, Empty Bowls raised over $30,000 for programming at Bethlehem Housing and Support Services!

This event is hosted by Bethlehem Housing and Support Services.

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