April 2-3, 2005
A Community Discussion on Poverty
April 2 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. - Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre
1607 East Hastings Street, at Commercial
This community discussion will bring together organizations working on poverty from a range of areas. Speakers on three panels will share who they are, what their mandate is, the hurdles they have faced, how they have overcome some of these hurdles , and the hurdles that remain. Participants will learn about policies that affect people in poverty, and organizational strategies aimed at making poverty a key election issue.
- Speakers confirmed for the Community Discussion include:
- British Columbia Coalition of People with Disabilities
- British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union
- Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
- Check Your Head
- End Legislated Poverty
- First Call
- Seniors Network
- Surrey Food Bank
A Political Dialogue on Poverty
April 3 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. - Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 West Hastings Street at Seymour
Representatives from several provincial parties will share what they will do towards ending poverty in BC if elected in May. You can share your thoughts and ask questions that will bring poverty to the forefront of the election.
These are offered at no charge, but registration is required. Sign up now at www.thefulcrumproject.org or phone 604-986-9208 for more information or to register.