The Canadian Poverty Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Poverty Studies Summer Institute. The first of its kind in Canada, this unique new program will bring together community leaders, practitioners and students to deepen their understanding of poverty and equip them to be agents of change in their community. Over three weeks in June, participants can take part in a range of professional development courses and workshops including:
- Shock Poverty
- The Psychological Impacts of Poverty
- Collaborative Leadership
- Community Organizing for Social Change
- Introduction to Co-op Development
- Human Rights and Poverty
- Theology of Justice
The Summer Institute will be led by experts from leading anti-poverty organizations from across North America along with experienced instructors from Ambrose University. Instructors include Leilani Farha, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Housing; Mark Holmgren, Director of Vibrant Communities Canada; Eric Tusz-King of the Canadian Worker Cooperative Federation; and Joe Chrastil, Regional Organizer for the Industrial Areas Foundation based in Washington State. The Poverty Studies Summer Institute is sponsored in part by The Co-operators.
The Poverty Studies Summer Institute will take place on the campus of Ambrose University in Calgary from June 5th – 23rd. Participants can register for between 1 and 3 courses. For more information about the Poverty Studies Summer Institute, please visit www.povertyinstitute.ca/poverty-studies-summer-institute or email PovertyInstitute@ambrose.edu. Residence accommodation is available for out-of-town participants.