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On May 18-19, 2016, Community Futures Revelstoke hosted the Community Economic Development Forum with the topic of “Understanding the Economics of Poverty Reduction. The following are the Powerpoint Presentations and video’s captured at the event.

The Socio-economic Benefits of Poverty Reduction

PowerPoint Presentation by Mark Holmgren, Director Vibrant Communities Canada, Tamarack Institute

Revelstoke-Economics of Poverty

Video of Mark Holmgren’s presentation

Poverty Reduction (Eradication?) thru Social Change

Presentation by Brian Smith, Executive Director, Community Futures Sunshine Coast

Video of Brian Smith’s Presentation

Exploration of Findings from the UBCO community-university research partnership project

Presentation by Mike Evans, Kenneth Carlaw, John Janmaat & Lindsay Harris

The Living Wage: How is it good for business? Why is it good for community?

Powerpoint Presentation by Catherine Ludgate, Manager Community Investment, Vancity
Living Wage 2016 Revelstoke

Video of Catherine Ludgate’s presentation

Community Employer Panel

Developing effective human resource strategies can be a good investment for both businesses and employees. Further, it has been said that employee spending makes up at least 70% of our economy. Discover how some local Revelstoke businesses promote employee retention and compensation:

  • Malcolm Bott – Universal Footwear
  • Steven Cross – Revy Outdoors
  • Angus Woodman – Downie Timber/Selkirk Specialty
  • Sonia Ratte – La Baguette

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