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.
The satellite conference in Toronto will be held at OISE (U of T), located at 252 Bloor St. W. Registration and networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.
Opening Remarks will begin at 12:00 p.m, with keynote speaker Kaydeen Bankasingh. Kaydeen is a local, grassroots community leader living, working and raising a family in the Lawrence Heights, Neptune community. For the past 9 years she has worked extensively with residents to develop community capacity to influence local decision-making and civic processes. Currently she is working with local agencies and residents to establish equitable spaces and structures that strengthen collaborative community development work and collective impact. Kaydeen believes that empowering a resident with the capacity to be an active participant in their own life can be the most important step in decreasing the impacts of poverty on quality of living.
The national forum is sponsored by Great-West Life, London Life, and Canada Life.
The Toronto satellite conference is hosted by the Centre of Community Partnerships (U of T) and is partially funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education.
There is no registration fee.
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