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Video of Session 1 from the "Urban Challenges Forum - Housing: What Have We Done?" Held March 9, 2017 at Douglas College in New Westminster, BC.
Date created: 2017-03-09
Date created: 2022-02-01
Interview for the Below the Radar podcast episode 8. Jamie-Leigh Gonzales interviews Jessica Hannon and Peter Thompson about Megaphone magazine and the Hope in Shadows calendar.
Date created: 2019-01-14
Date created: 2019-04-12
Claire Williams speaks to the potential of direct cash transfers to help lift people out of poverty. A co-founder and CEO of Foundations for Social Change, Claire joins Am Johal on Below the Radar to share results from the New Leaf Project, a pilot initiative exploring the impact of direct cash transfers on the lives of people experiencing homelessness in Vancouver.Claire and Am talk about issues of stigma around mistrust in financial assistance programs, as well as reducing the barriers and bureaucracy that people meet with when trying to connect with aid and resources. Claire also shared some learnings from the project and participant feedback that will inform their expansion efforts, with the hope that the project's continued success will model how direct giving could be practically implemented in policy.Resources:— Foundations for Social Change: https://forsocialchange.org/— New Leaf Project: https://forsocialchange.org/new-leaf-project-overview— TEDxTalk by Rutger Bregman: Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash: https://www.ted.com/talks/rutger_bregman_poverty_isn_t_a_lack_of_character_it_s_a_lack_of_cash?language=en
Date created: 2021-03-23