Poverty Reduction

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Place-Based Poverty Reduction


The Canadian CED Network's Place Based Poverty Reduction initiative brought together four partner organizations from diverse communities to document and promote innovative locally-based CED approaches to poverty reduction and the quantitative and qualitative methodologies that assess the impact of this work on the lives of individuals and their communities. It also brought together a broader learning network of individuals and organizations across the country to inform and share this work.

The effective poverty-reduction strategies, practices and tools of CED organizations explored in the initiative are being disseminated at the Canadian CED Network's national conference, as well as through regional events and web-based tools.

Four Partner Organizations

The four partner organizations developing this work are:

Tools You Can Use

This project created a toolbox of online resources for communities to use in measuring, planning, developing and implementing effective place-based poverty reduction initiatives. The specific tools added through this process are included in the inventory below and in the Canadian CED Network's online CED toolbox.

Final Report

Click below to download the Place-Based Poverty Reduction Final Report

Social Inclusion and CED

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