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10 Principles for a Federal Job Guarantee

PolicyLink1:00pm to 2:00pm Eastern Time

Amid rising economic insecurity, persistent racial inequities, and an uncertain future of work, a federal job guarantee is a big idea whose time has come. By ensuring that every person who wants to work has access to a quality job, a job guarantee could eliminate involuntary unemployment and raise the floor on low-wage work while building stronger communities.

To produce equitable outcomes, the policy must be designed with equity in mind. That is why PolicyLink, in partnership with Darrick Hamilton and William Darity Jr., created a set of policy principles to guide the development of a federal job guarantee that delivers maximum benefits, particularly for those left behind in our current economy.

Register for 10 Principles for a Federal Job Guarantee

Join this webinar with job guarantee experts and advocates to learn more about these principles and how to use them to assess and craft policy proposals.

Featured Speakers:

  • Dr. Alan Aja, Associate Professor, Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Brooklyn College
  • Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
  • Ady Barkan, Director of Local Progress and Director of Fed Up, Center for Popular Democracy
  • Dr. William Darity Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, Duke University
  • Dr. Darrick Hamilton, Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, The New School
  • Dr. Stephanie Kelton, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Stony Brook University
  • Sarah Treuhaft, Senior Director, PolicyLink (Moderator)

Economic Development Youth Summit

Economic Development Youth SummitRiver Cree Resort
300 E Lapotac

The Economic Development Youth Summit is designed for First Nations, Métis, Inuit and non-Indigenous Youth from across Canada within the age group of 18-30 years old.

The Summit will promote the field of Community Economic Development and the role of the Economic Development Officer to youth. 

Register for the Economic Development Youth Summit

  • Tremendous need for increased capacity building in economic development in Indigenous communities throughout Canada.
  • Seeking input of youth in Indigenous community economic development priorities and solutions.
  • Promote economic development as a career choice for youth and showcase the positive impact Indigenous EDOs 
    can have on communities.

Click here to download the registration package for details. 

Research Principles for Working with First Nations

RPLC webinar 2:00pm Eastern Time

In this webinar, you will become acquainted with OCAP® and their online training course Fundamentals of OCAP®.

The First Nations principles of OCAP® are a set of standards that establish how First Nations data should be collected, protected, used, or shared. They are the de facto standard for how to conduct research with First Nations. Standing for ownership, control, access and possession, OCAP® asserts that First Nations have control over data collection processes in their communities, and that they own and control how this information can be used.

Register for Research Principles for Working with First Nations

Questions: Meghan Wrathall, 819-345-3777

Effective governance and policy-making is based upon sound, quality data. Rather than First Nations people being perpetual subjects of other’s research, policies like OCAP, which encourage First Nations participation in and ownership of data, contribute to effect policy making by leaders as well as ensuring research that actually meets the needs of communities themselves.

First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIG), is a First Nations organization well-known for conducting and storing the information from our on-reserve Regional Health Surveys across Canada. We have also developed the OCAP® Principles which also help First Nations implement. Our mission is to strengthen First Nations’ data sovereignty and the development of governance and information management systems at the community level. We adhere to free, prior and informed consent, respect na-tion-to-nation relationships, and recognize the distinct customs of nations, to achieve transformative change.

When Is Collective Impact Most Impactful

Using Insights from the Collective Impact Cross-Site Study to Improve Your Impact

Collective Impact Forum3:00pm to 4:30pm Eastern Time

What do we know about the practices that lead to positive systems and population changes in collective impact initiatives?

Join us on Tuesday, May 15 from 3pm – 4:30pm ET for this free webinar to explore actionable insights gleaned from an in-depth study of 25 collective impact sites. We will discuss what we learned about the implementation of the collective impact approach, the ways in which equity practices and capacity contribute to outcomes, and how early changes and system changes contribute to population level impact.

Register for When is Colletive Impact Most Impactful

Webinar Presenters

  • Terri Akey, Director, ORS Impact
  • Lauren Gase, Senior Researcher, Spark Policy Institute
  • Jennifer Splansky Juster, Executive Director, Collective Impact Forum
  • Sarah Stachowiak, CEO, ORS Impact \

We'll be taking questions in the webinar's "chat box" so pleases bring your questions about what YOU would like to hear about.

Can't make the actual webinar time? Registering also means you'll be notified when this session is uploaded to the Collective Impact Forum resource library.

Webinar Resources:

We hope you will come join the discussion on May 15!

Intersections Between Poverty & Government Policy

Canadian Poverty InstituteThe Poverty Studies Summer Institute is a unique study opportunity that brings together students, practitioners and ministry workers into an intimate learning community. Over a 3 week period, participants will engage in active learning and discussion about the causes and impacts of poverty and best practices in how to alleviate and end it. 

The Summer Institute offers courses that respond to the material, social and spiritual dimensions of poverty providing both the knowledge and skill base to work effectively in the practice of poverty reduction. The program will consist of 3 one-week intensive courses which may be eligible for credit for Ambrose University degree programs.

Register for Poverty and Government Policy

Intersections Between Poverty & Government Policy

The course will examine the intersection of social policy and government. Students will discover how governments work, the role of the lobbyist, how a law is formed, how a law is passed, and what happens after the law is passed. The impact of the law, both positive and negative consequences, will be considered. The course will look at current Canadian social programs to determine if they empower people to move out of poverty. It will examine competing theories of anti-poverty and a range of approaches to research on poverty. Consideration will be given to welfare reform and alternative models such as Basic Income and Negative Income Tax. Students will visit the municiple council chambers to observe both council and standing policy committees. Finally, students will consider the structure of a National Poverty strategy. 

BHS 450,  June 11 - 15
Instructor: John Rook

Sociology of Poverty

Canadian Poverty InstituteThe Poverty Studies Summer Institute is a unique study opportunity that brings together students, practitioners and ministry workers into an intimate learning community. Over a 3 week period, participants will engage in active learning and discussion about the causes and impacts of poverty and best practices in how to alleviate and end it. 

The Summer Institute offers courses that respond to the material, social and spiritual dimensions of poverty providing both the knowledge and skill base to work effectively in the practice of poverty reduction. The program will consist of 3 one-week intensive courses which may be eligible for credit for Ambrose University degree programs.

Register for Sociology of Poverty

Sociology of Poverty

An examination of the social images, constructions, understandings, and experiences of poverty in Canada. It also draws on the sociological perspective to explore the causes of and possible solutions to poverty.

SO 399,  June 11 - 15
Instructor: Kristen Desjarlais-deKlerk

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