Join us at Frontier College's National Forum on Literacy and Poverty
Frontier College's national forum will examine the role of literacy in poverty reduction strategies across Canada. The panel will consider the challenges faced by individuals, employers, and communities, and explore the role of literacy in alleviating poverty. The forum will be webcast live to satellite conferences in Whitehorse, Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Toronto, London, Montreal, and Halifax.
In Montreal, community leaders and practitioners—namely from Pointe Sainte-Charles, NDG-CDN and Little Burgundy— are invited to strategize around best practices for poverty reduction in their neighborhoods, particularly with respect to literacy initiatives. Each roundtable will be facilitated by a moderator who is familiar with the history, context and organizations working towards reducing poverty in their respective neighborhood. By using this district-centered approach, the roundtable discussions aim to take a careful look at the existing actions, the current gaps and reinforce the use of a collective approach to foster new and targeted initiatives.
The satellite conference in Montreal will be held at Y des femmes, located at 1355, boul. René-Levesque Ouest.
Registration and networking will begin at 12:30 p.m. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.
Opening Remarks will begin at 1:00 p.m.
The national forum is sponsored by Great-West Life, London Life, and Canada Life.
There is no registration fee.
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