CED Forum

Understanding the Economics of Poverty Reduction

You are invited to attend the annual Columbia-Kootenay-Boundary Regional CED Forum:

When: Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19, 2016
Where: Coast Hillcrest Hotel, Revelstoke, BC

We all want good communities to live in and an economy that works for everyone. Every problem related to poverty is an opportunity to build a better economy. At this interactive forum, we will explore how social capacity and economic viability intersect.   Participants will come away with practical tools as well as inspiration.

Program at a glance:
Wednesday, May 18 – Join us for lunch 12:00 noon, followed by guest speakers:
1:00 pm – Mark Holmgren, Director of Vibrant Communities Canada, Tamarak Institute
2:45 pm – Brian Smith, Executive Director, Community Futures Sunshine Coast
4:00 pm – Networking Reception (cash bar & appetizers)
7:00 pm – Mark Holmgren, Director of Vibrant Communities Canada, Tamarak Institute

Thursday, May 19 – Join us for a light breakfast at 8:00 am, followed by guest speakers:
8:45 am – Mike Evans & UBCO Research Team, Living Wage Project
11:00 am – Catherine Ludgate, Vancity Credit Union & Living Wage for Families BC
12:00 noon – Lunch
1:00 pm – Community Employer Panel
3:00 pm – Closing remarks

More information and Registration:
To learn more about the event and to register your spot, view the CED Forum Information and Registration package.  Registration form and payment to be returned by May 6, 2016.

Phone: 250 837-5345 or email Brooke Burke


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