JSGS Public Lecture ~ Poverty Reduction and the Current Saskatchewan Economic Climate

University of Regina University of Saskatchewan Video Conference

This event will be moderated by Dr. Daniel Béland, JSGS


Chuk Plante, PhD Student, McGill University
Ali Abukar, Executive Director, Saskatoon Open Door Society
Caitlin Olauson, Centre for Integrative Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Bill Mintram, Executive Director, Saskatoon Indian & Métis Friendship Centre

In 2015 the Government of Saskatchewan committed to, and developed, a poverty reduction strategy. Over the course of the past year, agencies and sectors that work in communities to reduce poverty have been patiently awaiting an implementation plan for the strategy. Now faced with the current economic downturn and looming provincial budget cuts, it is time to open a conversation about how critical it is to invest in poverty reduction in times of economic decline. This conversation will capture the historical background of poverty reduction strategies in Saskatchewan and across Canada, address the economic argument for investing in poverty reduction and provide 3 distinct sector perspectives to increase awareness of how important social investment is to our province.

This lecture is jointly supported by the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership and JSGS.

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Event Details

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saskatoon: Prairie Room, Diefenbaker Centre, University of Saskatchewan / Regina: Room 210, 2 Research Drive, University of Regina
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Karen Jaster-Laforge