Poverty reduction requires a community-wide approach that brings organizations and people from all walks of life together to learn the facts, do the work and create solutions.

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In 2024, it’s time to be brave, be bold and be the change.

 

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INCOME, WAGES AND WORKFORCE
FEBRUARY Events

 

Introduction to Basic Budgeting

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH
Sunshine Coast Credit Union, Sechelt
1st Floor Meeting Room
Time: 10AM – 11:30AM

 

What’s this about?

On Saturday, Feb 10th, join Miranda Beall of the Sunshine Coast Credit Union as she leads a valuable workshop on “Introduction to Basic Budgeting” in support of building healthy communities.

This free workshop is 60 minutes long with with 30 min post workshop for conversations and questions and additional supports. This is a great opportunity for those looking to build their money management skills.

This workshop is a partnership with the Sunshine Coast Credit Union to offer in-person finance coaching on budgets and debt through a program called
“Each One, Teach One” (EOTO). It is designed to deliver information and empower individuals to support money management and make the best financial decisions for themselves and their families.

This event is for folks of all ages interested in learning skills and information on financial management.

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Building Community Wealth: Using economic development as a tool for self-determination.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH
Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Time: 6-7PM


What’s this about?

Colin Stansfield, Executive Director, Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Organization will provide a keynote presentation exploring; “A vision for an inclusive and prosperous Coast is based on the premise that our community can develop a local vision and goals for our collective prosperity and apply local resources to achieve them. It is an approach to community economic development that offers practicable strategies for creating new jobs, increasing wealth, further diversifying the economy, increasing the tax base, and – to the greatest extent possible – achieving economic and social equality to improve quality of life for all residents”

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Guaranteed Basic Income: An introductory conversation

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND
Online Event via ZOOM
Time: 4:30PM – 5:30PM

What’s this about?

Some of us have heard of basic income — a guaranteed payment to every individual to ensure that no one falls below the low income cut off measure. But not everyone understands what basic income means or what it offers, the evidence of its successes, the arguments against it and where we currently stand with regards to the realities of such a progressive income policy.

Join Dr.Tracy Smith-Carrier, one of Canada’s leading basic income researchers and advocates on this virtual presentation to learn the facts and ask some questions. Learning more about the landscape of Basic Income is an important contribution to February’s BE THE CHANGE theme of “income, wages, and workforce”

REGISTER HERE

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Focus group(s)—folks with lived experience (by invite only)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD
Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Time: 6-7PM


What’s this about?

Topics include: participation in the economy, income inequality, pathways to the workforce, wages, basic income, envisioning alternative models for workforce participation.

Register by emailing Chris Hergesheimer, povertyreduction@resourcecentre.ca

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The Living Wage: Community presentations, roundtable discussions and creative engagement workshops

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH (3 LOCATIONS)

Sechelt 11:30-1:00 PM — Capilano University
Pender Harbour 2:00 -3:30 PM — FUSE Madeira Park
Gibsons 4:40-6:00 PM — Gibsons Public Market

 

What’s this about?

Facilitated by PRP project manager Chris Hergesheimer & Anastasia French from Living Wage for Families.

The Living Wage is the hourly amount a family needs to cover basic expenses. Each year, numerous questions arise when the living wage is updated and presented to communities. This presentation, roundtable discussion and workshop will offer residents a creative chance to learn, discuss and engage with the leading expert in the field. Through critical discussions and collective engagement opportunities, the concept of the living wage takes on new dimensions. 

SECHELT REGISTER HERE

PENDER HARBOUR REGISTER HERE

GIBSONS REGISTER HERE

WE WANT YOU TO GET INVOLVED
  • JANUARY – Housing and Supports – Complete!
  • FEBRUARY – Economic Development, Income, Wages and Workforce
  • MARCH – Social Inclusion, Social Infrastructure, and Community Building
  • APRIL – Health Access
  • MAY – Transportation and Mobility
  • JUNE – Climate and Environment

 

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • Hear from organizational leaders, community experts and people with lived experience about the pressing issues that matter to them.
  • Work alongside a diverse group of people to imagine and create solutions.
  • Be part of dedicated and targeted advocacy campaigns & shared opportunities to take action!
  • We need to highlight the sometimes hidden relationships between societal challenges and poverty.
  • We need to envision new pathways forward to an inclusive, thriving community for all.
  • We need to demand change from our decision-makers and take direct action.
  • Get access to a monthly summary focused on conversations and solutions.

 

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