Many of us view the world from a middle-class perspective. That’s how we live and work and raise our families but, when it comes time to help others, we may need to adopt a different kind of thinking. We may believe that we understand the struggles and lifestyles of those living in poverty but, in reality, we need to work together to increase awareness and inspire compassion. That’s where Bridges Out of Poverty comes in.
Bring People Together
Bridges Out of Poverty, a workshop presented by Simcoe County Circles, brings people together from all walks of life, regardless of economic status. Bridges Out of Poverty gives employers, community organizations, social services, caregivers and friends the opportunity to truly understand poverty and help reduce the impact on our community. Bridges Out of Poverty is a chance to learn and explore from one another … no textbooks, just real experiences!
Participants will talk and work together to share their unique experiences and break down biases while building resources and forming valuable relationships. We will try to change our preconceived notions of poverty. We will be working with information that has existed for quite some time but now we will look at it in a very different way. The content and the perspective may make some uncomfortable, but it is necessary to gain a deeper understanding and develop empathy.
A Bridges Out of Poverty workshop is the perfect opportunity to learn how to start creating change in our communities and better the lives of those living in poverty. It is a wonderful personal or professional development activity for anyone who wants to change their mindset and learn first hand the effects of poverty. Together we can improve job retention rates, build resources, improve outcomes, and support those who are moving out of poverty.
Join Simcoe County Circles at our next Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop, Friday, December 7, 2018, at St. Paul’s United Church in Midland, Ontario. The cost is just $20 per person and includes a workbook. No food or beverages will be served during this session but parking is available behind the church, just off of First Street. Registration will take place from 8:30 AM to 9 AM and the session will run from 9 AM to 4 PM with a break for lunch. Secure your spot now by calling the North Simcoe Learning Centre at 705-549-1890.