We often think of Canada as a ‘caring’ culture, but increasingly we feel sorry for people living in poverty – or judge them – because we don’t understand how they came to lead such lives. Our charitable attempts fall short of justice when our intentions lack the traction of real connection with those who have lived experience of poverty.
Come listen and learn from people with lived experience of poverty. Inform your anti- poverty work by learning from and becoming strategic partners with people living in poverty (rather than seeing them as a target group). We can only move from charity to justice when people with lived experience are leading the way.