Trish Garner of the Poverty Reduction Coalition will be speaking alongside Adrienne Montani of First Call at the Early Years Spring Network Gathering hosted by the Community Action Towards Children’s Health Coalition.
Registration is now open!
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Upcoming event information:
Early Years Spring Network Gathering 2016
Coast Capri Hotel Ballroom, 1171 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC
Date: 19 Apr 2016 11:30 AM PDT
Join CATCH, Success By 6 and Aboriginal CATCH on April 19 for this event focusing on influencing policy to benefit the early years. We will be hosting guest speakers Adrienne Montani, Provincial Coordinator of First Call – BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition and Trish Garner, Community Organiser of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition.
BC is the only province without a poverty reduction plan. We know how poverty impacts children’s development, come explore how we can influence a poverty reduction plan for BC and focus on what we can collectively do about poverty in our local community.
Lunch will be provided.
Time to Tackle High Poverty Levels, Because Children Can’t Wait
Adrienne Montani, Provincial Coordinator of First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, will outline the most recent data and trends on child and family poverty in BC and highlight some of the solutions that can make and have made a difference for thousands of children. She will focus on the importance of guiding our actions by what we know, seizing opportunities to move public and political priorities and using diverse strategies to strengthen community voices that speak up for our children.
First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition is a non-partisan coalition of over 95 provincial and regional organizations who have united their voices to put children and youth first in BC through public education, community mobilization, and public policy advocacy.
A Poverty Reduction Plan for BC: Becoming Champions for Change
Trish Garner, Community Organizer of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, will provide inspiration and practical tools to support you in becoming a champion for change in tackling the root causes of poverty. Moving from problems to solutions, Trish will highlight the success of other provinces in taking a comprehensive, preventative approach to poverty and focus on what we can collectively do about poverty in our local community. Featuring a variety of ways to support the provincial call for a poverty reduction plan for BC through community engagement, public education and effective advocacy, Trish provides a space for everyone to get involved.
The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition is an alliance of over 400 organizations throughout BC that have come together to raise awareness about poverty and inequality in BC and improve the health and well-being of all British Columbians through the call for a provincial poverty reduction strategy with legislated targets and timelines.
More information and online registration: http://catchcoalition.ca/event-2178181