Poverty in Canada, Part II

A Focus on Charity and Justice

What are the similarities and differences between charity and justice? Are they two sides of the same coin? This webinar will look at what our engagement in anti-poverty work looks like from both a focus on charity and a focus on justice. Presenters Darlene O’Leary and Megan Hooft will lead participants from a faith foundation and a focus on faith in community, through a brief look at the impact of power and privilege.

Moving towards a way of seeing people through a human rights lens, participants will learn how we can respond in ways that are just and responsive to the real needs of people impacted by poverty. Anyone involved in anti-poverty work (or wanting to be), including those with lived experience of poverty, are welcome to join this FREE webinar.

While it is not required, participants are encouraged to view Part I of the series, Poverty in Canada: Four Stories, prior to the March 14 webinar.

MeganMegan Hooft began her work as Deputy Director of Canada Without Poverty in February 2010, and is based in Vancouver.  She is responsible for communications, project management and general organization operations.  Megan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Human Security and Peace-building.  While completing her Master’s, Megan founded the Jabu Bags Project, a social enterprise that supported an income-generating project in the rural areas of Swaziland.  A social justice advocate, she has long been interested in human rights, poverty alleviation and women’s issues.  Megan also blogs on behalf of CWP for the Huffington Post Canada website.

DarleneDarlene O’Leary, Socio-Economic Policy Analyst with Citizens for Public Justice is based in Ottawa and has followed the path of social justice for years. She has worked in the areas of refugee resettlement and international development, as well as in academic settings as a researcher, writer, and professor in the fields of theology and ethics. Darlene has a Ph.D. (Theology) from Saint Paul University in Ottawa. She served as the Executive Director of Galilee Centre, an Oblate retreat centre in Arnprior, Ontario, where she managed operations and programs, including a Spirituality and Social Justice Program.


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  • March 14, 2016
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm