Hidden Faces of Poverty: Stories Untold

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June 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wellness Centre, located at the Fredericton Multicultural Association, 28 Saunders St., Fredericton

The issue of poverty is one that affects all New Brunswickers, either directly or indirectly. Individuals living in poverty, specifically recipients of social assistance program face numerous barriers to their quality of life. It is the impact of some of these barriers, such as the inadequate social assistance rates and the household income policy, that we are aiming to highlight through this initiative.

Hidden Faces of Poverty: Stories Untold, hosted by MLA David Coon and the St. Thomas Social Work social action interns working in his  Constituency Office will be taking place on Friday, June 15th. There will be a public panel discussion from 11:00am- 1:00pm, followed by a free BBQ from 1:00pm-2:00pm. The event will take place the Wellness Centre, located at the Fredericton Multicultural Association on 28 Saunders Street.” The panelists represent several organizations in Fredericton who work directly with those experiencing poverty, and includes those who have the lived experience of poverty in Fredericton as well. The event will include a question and answer portion in which members of the public can ask questions to become further familiarized with the issues facing people living in poverty in Fredericton, and New Brunswick as a whole.

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