eNewsletter of Calgary's Generative Journalism News Co-Op | October 30, 2014


Here are some of the stories we've been telling this week:

 
Calgary on Stampede weekend. Photo by davebloggs007
Photo: David Carr (davebloggs007) 

"It Feels Like We've Sparked a Movement"
People are thirsting to be involved in Calgary's new poverty reduction initiative, and creatively finding their own ways to do so

Calgary's poverty reduction initiative is called Enough for All -- and it's shifting the conversation about what it means to reduce poverty. People are thirsting to be involved. 

"Let's talk about us as a community," is the rallying cry. "We're all in this together, and we have to figure out how we build the community that works for all of us." Read more...


Love the City Conference Panel
Love the City Conference Gathers Faith and Secular Leaders to Combat Poverty
Making connections and pooling resources for a shared vision

How can we combat poverty and inequality in Calgary, right now? 
Spark. Equip. Connect. Those were the three goals of the Oct. 17-18 Love the City conference. 

The gathering brought together more than 80 of the most active and committed people in the city on these issues. It especially aimed to bridge and link the city's faith community and secular organizations, to share their knowledge, strategy and resourcesRead more...


Gathering at Prairie Sky Cohousing
Aging in Community Workshop Surfaces Needs and Possibilities 
Highlights co-op model, need for supports for people who don't have equity to participate

An Oct. 18 workshop that explored creating support services and housing options for older adults using the co-op model revealed a significant need as well as exciting possibilities for Calgary.

 

Options discussed included co-op housing, cohousing, Abbeyfield Housing, and The Village model. Read more...


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