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Canada Without Poverty: Do you want to be a leader in economic and social rights?

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CWP is excited to announce our NEW two-week online economic and social rights course: Putting Poverty in the ‘Rights’ Place: An Intro to Economic & Social Rights in Canada and BC.

The course will run from Tuesday, May 24th to Tuesday, June 7th, 2016.

Over two weeks, leading human rights experts will help you work through reading material and discussions to help you get better acquainted with economic and social rights and how they apply to poverty in Canada.

What have participants said about CWP’s previous online courses?

“I will do more advocating and have more interest in improving food, shelter resources, be more supportive to aboriginal women and also be more aware of the rights as a human being, especially experiencing low-income. This information was an eye-opener!”

This new session will have new material, experts and activities! In week one, participants will enjoy a remote, interactive, one-hour presentation on mechanisms to access the United Nations, particular international human rights covenants and how we can use economic and social rights in Canada. You will hear from human rights experts like UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha and Bonnie Morton from the Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry.

In week two, we will zero-in on the responsibilities of all levels of government (national, provincial/territorial and local) to fulfill these rights, with a particular case study on British Columbia – the only province without a poverty strategy. We will be joined in an interactive Q & A presentation session by celebrated BC anti-poverty champions Trish Garner and DJ Larkin.

Want to see more details of what the course looks like week-by-week? Read the AGENDA here.

The course will require a commitment of 5-7 hours per week. The weekly online commitment can be fulfilled at any time as the online classroom is open 24/7 including weekends.

We will be charging $80 for participants to join the course. Please note that a fee waiver is available for persons living in poverty, please contact Michele for more details.

Want to sponsor someone in poverty to attend the course? Every $80 donated will allow us to create a spot for someone in poverty to take part free of charge!

Interested in the course? Click on the Eventbrite link below!

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