Entries by CAPRA

YIMBY Reads

Jock Mackenzie was a teacher and school Principal in Red Deer for 31 years before he retired. He is now a freelance writer and program coordinator for YIMBY Reads, a program he created in 2013. Here is his story. What is YIMBY? We have all heard of NIMBY – Not In My Back Yard i.e. […]

Women and Poverty: A Gendered Analysis for Poverty Reduction in Alberta

Text: From http://homelesshub.ca/resource/gendered-analysis-poverty-reduction-alberta#sthash.xfGce2M1.dpuf Source: The Homeless Hub Societies that value and promote the inclusion of all members, particularly the most vulnerable, enjoy greater social, educational, and financial stability. Increased social inclusion produces stable societies with robust democracies and occurs when all citizens have equal opportunity to participate and contribute to the social, economic, political, and […]

Attend this Conference in Edmonton: When Cities Lead

Text: From http://events.tamarackcommunity.ca/cities-summit2016?utm_campaign=2016_MayorsSummit&utm_content=26490275&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter Source: Tamarack Institute Citizens and their Mayors in both big and small cities are making poverty reduction a priority and just about every progressive city council in Canada is working on or is planning some form of a poverty reduction strategy. According to the National Post, Medicine Hat just became the first city […]

UK Supermarket Donates all Unwanted Food to Charity

Morrisons to donate all unwanted food to charity Text: From http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11968491/Morrisons-to-donate-all-unwanted-food-to-charity.html Source: The Telegraph Morrisons will become the UK’s first supermarket to donate all surplus food to charity Morrisons has announced it will give away all its surplus food to charity instead of throwing it in the bin. The retailer has become the UK’s first […]

Comox Valley voters approve tax to fund homelessness projects

Text: From http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/comox-valley-homeless-tax-1.3346435 Source: CBC News Voters in the Comox Valley have just agreed to a new tax to fund housing solutions for homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless. The Comox Valley Regional District held a referendum on establishing a tax to fund housing and support services, and by a 1,608 to 1,426 […]

Iowa Barber Gives Free Haircuts to Kids Who Read to Him

Text: From http://www.people.com/article/iowa-barber-free-haircuts-kids-read Source: People An Iowa barber has found a way to turn back-to-school haircuts into an educational experience. Courtney Holmes makes sure his young sons, Jackson and Josiah, are read to every night before bed. But the Chicago native, 45, also knows that many children don’t get the same encouragement. To shine a […]