Public Consultation on Poverty Reduction

Friends,

The federal government’s consultations for the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy has been launched. The United Church of Canada is encouraging all Community and Social Justice Ministries, United Church Women, congregational outreach ministries, and members of the wider church, to participate in the federal government’s Public Consultations on Poverty Reduction (between now and June 2017).

You are invited to:

  • Participate as individual organizations, speaking from your own contexts:
  1. take part in the online discussion forum
  2. complete the online survey for organizations (you must first register and sign-in)
  3. share your story
  4. follow on social media and join the discussion to #ReducePoverty!
  • Provide opportunities and access for the folks you work to support to:
  1. take part in the online discussion forum
  2. compete the online survey for individuals (you must first register and sign-in)
  3. share their story
  4. follow on social media and join the discussion to #ReducePoverty!
  • Host a town-hall if a public consultation is not being held in your area.
  • Provide links to the online public consultation encouraging folks to participate – through your website, in your newsletter or church bulletin, through social media, etc.

For more information see http://esdc-consultations.canada.ca/poverty-reduction-strategy

The Community Social Justice Ministry Reference Group is pleased to announce that Bonnie Morton, Anti-Poverty Advocate/Minister at Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry, has been nominated to serve on the federal government’s Ministerial Advisory Committee on Poverty, to support the development and implementation of the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy. The Reference Group unanimously supported this nomination, and Jordan Cantwell, Moderator of The United Church of Canada, signed a letter of support that was received by the Social Policy Directorate in support of Bonnie’s nomination. The deadline for nominations is March 27, so we assume an announcement will be made after that date on who has been chosen to make up the Advisory Committee.

The United Church of Canada is currently working on a Take Action which will direct folks to the Dignity for All website who have developed materials that outline the framework and policies that should make up a comprehensive national strategy. We expect this to be posted on our site within the next week.

Please do keep us in-the-loop and let us know how you and your ministry/organization are engaging in the consultations.

Thank you!
Jordan, Beth and Christie

Jordan Sullivan
Ministry Partnership Animator
jsullivan@united-church.ca

Beth Baskin
Social Analysis and Congregational Engagement
bbaskin@united-church.ca

Christie Neufeldt
Public Witness, Take Action, Advocacy Campaigns
cneufeldt@united-church.ca

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