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Poverty Reduction and Early Intervention

  • Delta Ottawa City Centre 101 Lyon St N Ottawa, ON, K1R 7Y5 Canada (map)

Workshop Leader: James Hughes, Graham Boeckh Foundation

James Hughes, former deputy minister of Social Development for the province of New Brunswick, will discuss the concept of early intervention and how it can apply to the poverty file to benefit both individuals and families as well as lower government costs. His book, Early Intervention, published by Lorimer‎ Canada, will be released on May 1st, 2015. His approach can be summarized as, “it’s never too late to intervene early.” Summit participants from all sectors are invited to join James in this interactive workshop on how provincial, territorial and municipal governments, community organizations and citizens can together or separately address poverty through the lens of early intervention.