Initiatives to help jobless or underemployed persons living below the poverty line find employment or skills training.
There is a destructive process in which unemployment or lack of skills force many Canadians outside the economic mainstream and they become marginalized and at risk. This downward spiral is often extremely difficult for an individual to stop without help from the community.
Approaches to Poverty will serve as a research and demonstration project transferrable to communities across Canada and will continue for a number of years. It will support initiatives to help jobless or underemployed persons living below the poverty line to find employment or to get training in the skills necessary to find employment.
The Foundation has contracted with Social Capital Partners to deliver the project over a three-year period.
This project is generously supported by the Tides Foundation.
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