Moose Jaw Forum Nov. 6, 2015

The Moose Jaw South Central Regional Intersectoral Committee is holding a

Forum on Poverty Reduction, Friday November 6, 2015.

 The Forum invites people to share their voices in exploring how to best implement the provincial recommendations in our local organizations and communities.

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wood Acres Retreat Centre

690 – 7th Ave SE, Moose Jaw, SK

Doors open at 8:30 am 

Lunch Provided | Everyone Welcome

Tickets: $5.00 at the door

Please pre-register so that organizers can estimate the required number of lunches. Thanks!

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Moose Jaw Times Herald: Province needs an anti-poverty strategy

An editorial in the Moose Jaw Times Herald provides a compelling argument that a comprehensive anti-poverty strategy needs to be created for Saskatchewan.

http://www.mjtimes.sk.ca/Opinion/Editorials/2014-10-06/article-3894183/Province-needs-an-anti-poverty-strategy/1

Media attention shows concern for poverty

The PFS report Communities Respond has received considerable media attention, showing the importance this issue has in the public eye.

Included in CBC TV 6:00 PM news.

CKOM – Saskatoon coverage. http://www.newstalk650.com/story/organization-calls-province-wide-strategy-poverty/79515

Lead story on Global News http://www.globalregina.com/

Radio-Canada http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/saskatchewan/2012/10/15/003-pauvrete-rapport-saskatchewan.shtml

Regina Leader Post article – this article was on the Front page of the Leader Post today. http://www.leaderpost.com/Report+details+plan+tackle+poverty+Saskatchewan/7394120/story.html

Communities Respond – Report Released

The Communities Respond report was released by Poverty Free Saskatchewan today.

PFS Communities Respond – Highlights, Oct 15, 2012 final

PFS Communities Respond – Summary Report, Oct 15, 2012 final

Communities Respond documents the responses of participants in a series of public consultations held in 7 Saskatchewan locations in 2011 and 2012: North Battleford, Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon, Tisdale, Nipawin and Melfort.

More than 170 participants attending the regional discussions said that it is time to move ahead on addressing poverty. People from the communities emphasized that many Saskatchewan residents are suffering greatly from the effects of poverty and this is preventing them from fully participating in our province.  Participants also identified many concrete positive actions that can be taken.

The Communities Respond report outlines the input received from the community discussions. These ideas will be used in future to develop an integrated and comprehensive poverty elimination plan. This plan will be built on the results of the community consultations, and a review of successful strategies in other provinces and in local Saskatchewan communities.

The document release is part of events in Saskatchewan and around the world honouring the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which occurs on Oct 17.

Communities Respond – report on consultations

Poverty Free Saskatchewan : Press Conference

 Monday, October 15 at 10:00 a.m., Family Service Regina Boardroom, 2020 Halifax Street

 The press conference will mark the release of the Communities Respond research document which summarizes information from community consultations held across Saskatchewan in 2011 and 2012.

 The event is occurring at the start of Anti-Poverty Week, leading up to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17.

For more information, email PFS or call (306) 535-9570.