Bridges out of Poverty

Influencing the way individuals think about poverty is key to creating positive change in the community. As part of a community initiative, we adopted a strategy made popular in the Sarnia region of Ontario for mobilizing community change, the Bridges Out of Poverty framework.

The objective of the framework is to look at poverty through an economic lens while exploring other circumstances that contribute to poverty that an individual has no control over. The framework is built on the proven concept that everyone in the community has a role to play in poverty reduction.

We offer Bridges training to anyone interested in learning more about the social and economic impact that poverty has on individuals and our community. Locally, we have already spoken with over 10,000 individuals in the private and public sectors including business, members of the health field, schools and faith-based organizations. Since 2013, we have provided training to more than 40 organizations from various community sectors throughout Wellington, Dufferin and Guelph.

Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop/Training Request

Please note that Bridges Out of Poverty training is currently on hold and requests made through this form are not being responded to at this time. Check back to this page for updates.