The Wealthy Community

  • April 12, 2015
  • 11:30 am
  • Hart House Debates Room, 2nd floor

As hard as it is to measure, as it is to seemingly alleviate, poverty is an amorphous term defined differently by different institutions, organizations and even people. Can we get better traction on helping people, if we adopt a focus to creating more decent work opportunities and sharing prosperity more evenly within a community? What strategies will help us build wealthier and more equitable cities (where most Canadians live), foster business innovation and increase community ownership and assets?

  • Free



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