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You Can Now Attend Bridges Out Of Poverty In The Evening!

June 4, 2018

Now Available: Evening Sessions of Bridges Out of Poverty

Through our many conversations with individuals throughout the County, across many sectors, we have come to understand that many of our community members, interested in Circles and Bridges Out of Poverty, are not able to get away for an entire day to attend the full-day Bridges Out of Poverty workshop.

We’re listening! And we want each and every individual, who is interested, to have the opportunity to increase their awareness of poverty in our community and be given the chance to shift their perspective and feel empowered to be part of the solution to this critical problem.

Throughout the Bridges Out of Poverty workshop we discuss the following topics. More specifically we look at how perspective and limited access to the voice of lived experience can impact our capacity to be part of the solution in a way that honors and respects all involved.
  1. The 8 Resources of Success
  2. The Power of Relationships
  3. Mental Models
  4. Causes of Poverty
  5. Stress
  6. Language
  7. Hidden Rules
We focus on solutions-based thinking and using the power of story we tap into the great and many successes being achieved by individuals in poverty through the support of social service organizations, community groups and employers. The hope is that we can capitalize on our collective strength as a means to enhance our ability to problem-solve and make decisions that best represent our desired outcomes that are equitable, community-centred and focus on economic development.

To support individuals who cannot attend a full 1-day session we have split the 6-hour workshop into two 3-hour sessions:

June 21st & June 28th
6-9pm (both evenings)
North Simcoe Learning Centre
51 Dunlop St

To register for this amazing opportunity to learn more about the experience of poverty in Simcoe County and how you can get involved in our impactful poverty reduction initiative simply email Dionne Thomson at dithomson@scdsb.on.ca to get on the list! NB seating is limited.

We are pleased to be able to offer the first alternative option to attending a full-day workshop. We are also exploring weekend and multiple 1-hour daytime and evening sessions. Stay tuned for more information to come out in the new year.

Click the image to download a copy of this flyer and feel free to share it with your organization, community and friends!