Entries by Danielle Klooster

CAPRA Holds Press Conference with City of Red Deer

On Friday, May 27th, CAPRA held a press conference on the steps of Red Deer City Hall. Also in attendance were Mayor Tara Veer and Councillors Paul Harris and Ken Johnston. Community Mobilizer Danielle Klooster stated: Today, the Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance, or CAPRA as we’re known, is pleased to announce that on Wednesday […]

The Caring Society: Dr Cindy Blackstock

Last month, some members of CAPRA went to Edmonton to attend Cities Reducing Poverty: When Mayors Lead. At this conference, Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of The First Nations Child & Family Caring Society, gave a compelling talk about the state of Canada’s Indigenous children. Since that event, Dr. Blackstock’s talk has been on the […]

Cities Reducing Poverty – When Mayors Lead

Last week, some Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (CAPRA) members headed up to Edmonton for a conference hosted by the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement called Cities Reducing Poverty – When Mayors Lead.  The event was, as with all Tamarack and Vibrant Communities events, jam-packed with learning and thought-provoking presentations and discussion. Inevitably, when the CAPRA […]

Shaw TV talks with CAPRA

A few weeks ago, Shaw TV met up with our Community Mobilizer at the United Way of Central Alberta office, to talk about poverty in Central Alberta and find out why we’re working on a poverty reduction strategy. Here’s their video story: Shaw TV talks to CAPRA

Hands-On Learning for RDC Students

On March 10th, 2016, the Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance and United Way of Central Alberta hosted roughly 100 students from the Red Deer College social work program for a day of experiential learning through participation in a poverty simulation. The poverty simulation experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might […]