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Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership hosts community conversation on climate change, income security in Saskatoon, SK

For immediate release 12/09/2021

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SASKATOON, SK: On December 9, the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership hosted a community conversation on the links between climate change, income security and community resilience in Saskatoon. 

Organized in partnership with the Green Resilience Project, the conversation aimed to identify and document a wide range of perspectives on what community members need to build resilience and encourage local action on all the aspects of the climate crisis.

Climate change and income insecurity are two of the most urgent challenges facing Saskatoon residents. The conversation brought community members together to discuss the connections between these issues, brainstorm solutions and identify what they need in order to take action.

Findings from the conversation will be shared in the Green Resilience Project’s final report, to be published in April 2022.

The Green Resilience Project is managed and delivered by Energy Mix Productions, Basic Income Canada Network, Coalition Canada Basic Income – Revenu de base, Basic Income Canada Youth Network, national experts and local partners. Funding is generously provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Climate Action and Awareness Fund.

The Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership (SPRP) is an intersectoral, multi-jurisdictional collective impact collaborative focused on 12 Bold Ideas to eliminate poverty in Saskatoon, Treaty 6 Territory, and the Traditional Homeland of the Metis. Over the course of the last 10+ years, the SPRP has worked to increase awareness to the policies and practices that drive cycles of poverty, understanding that the elimination of poverty is complex, yet achievable, particularly if sectors work together. For additional information please connect via their Facebook group @EndPovetyYXE.

For all media queries, please contact:

Cecilia Stuart, the Green Resilience Project