Decent work project with the Poverty Task Force

Advocacy Training with the Poverty Task Force

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Training available for those with lived experience

Last year, members of the Grange Hill East community participated in a workshop series held by the Guelph Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination to advocate for decent work (pictured above). This September, the group is offering another training opportunity that will be similarly engaging. If you have lived experience with poverty and related issues, please consider getting involved. 
What: The Poverty Task Force of Guelph Wellington is hosting a “Community Advocacy Training" beginning the week of September 27. 
Who: The group is seeking to engage participants who have lived experience with poverty and poverty related issues. 
Session Description: The training series will run weekly for seven weeks and will include topics such as: 
  • Storytelling
  • Public speaking
  • Media & government relations
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression training
Living Wage Honorarium Available: Participants will receive a living wage honorarium for their time and will have the opportunity to build new skills and share experiences. This will serve to increase awareness and advocate for system and policy change to address the root causes of poverty.
Training location: Due to COVID-19, it has yet to be decided whether the training will happen in person or virtually. This will be determined closer to September, based on COVID-19 restrictions and input from participants. 
How to apply: Please fill out the Google form by Wednesday, September 1.  
Contact: If anyone needs assistance with completing the form or expressing interest in an alternate way, please contact Sarah Steeves (sarah@gwpoverty.cafrom the Guelph Wellington Poverty Task Force for additional support.