Kelowna forum to address poverty

Trish Garner, with BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, to host public meeting in Kelowna as part of provincewide tour.

Trish Garner

Trish Garner, with the B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition, will facilitate a free community workshop on advocacy strategies to address poverty on Thursday, Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Hollywood Road Education Services centre in Kelowna, 1040 Hollywood Rd.

The forum is part of a provincewide tour by Garner to share success stories, learn practical skills and connect with other communities across B.C. on addressing the issue of poverty.

Garner’s presentation will be of interest to people living in poverty and their supporters, service providers who work directly with people living below the poverty line and anyone who wants to see meaningful change happen.

Lunch is provided. For more information, contact Trish Garner at 604-877-4553, ext. 241 or email trish@bcpovertyreduction.ca.

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