Poverty Forum 2013 newsletter report highlights the May 2013 Poverty Forum hosted by Grey Bruce Children’s Alliance featuring Gayle Montgomery and Martine Creasor, Certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainers, Getting Ahead graduates and local business people.
A Bridges Out of Poverty educational opportunity
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CAW Education Centre, Port Elgin
Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges – and strengths – of people living in poverty. This one day workshop will help employers, community organizations, social-service agencies, and individuals address and reduce poverty in a comprehensive way.
- Examine the impact of poverty on our local workforce
- Identify ways to improve job retention rates, build resources, improve outcomes, and support those who are moving out of poverty
- Identify ways to improve relationships between social service sector and business sector.
This one day workshop will be delivered by Certified Bridges out of Poverty Trainer
Gayle Montgomery Lambton County Social Services
For further information and registration please call Jill Umbach at 519-377-9406 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The CEO of the Ontario Trillium Foundation has high praise for the commitment of staff and volunteers of the Bruce Grey United Way.
Andrea Cohen was guest speaker at the United Way’s annual general meeting. She administers an annual budget of $120 million of provincial government grant money.
Cohen says the Trillium Foundation and the United Way have much in common in working to make better communities.
During her visit to Bruce Grey, Cohen presented a grant of $60,000 for a collaborative project between the United Way and the Bruce Grey Children’s Alliance.