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PovNet is an online anti-poverty community that facilitates communication, community, and access to information on poverty-related issues in British Columbia and Canada.

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March 11: Lecture on Social Justice Media: Web 3.0 and the Public Square

Date Monday, March 11, 2013
Time 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Place Ryerson University, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, 245 Church Street (at Gould), Room 103

Media theorist and activist Dr. Dorothy Kidd looks at what we can learn from new social media communication networks and what the implications are for social change.

March 01, 2013

Communities across Canada fight against CAP closures

The Nova Scotia CAP Association has launched a website, to save the Community Access Program (CAP) that ensures all Canadians have equal access to the Internet and technology and have the skills to use it.

April 11, 2012

April - June 2012: PovNetU online course on CPP Disability Benefits

Date April 2 to May 4, 2012: Part 1 deals with CPP-D applications; May 14 to June 15, 2012: Part 2 deals with CPP-D reconsiderations and appeals

Where Online


This course is open to advocates and community and front-line workers across Canada. Registration deadline: March 23, 4 p.m. Pacific time (7 p.m. Eastern).

March 16, 2012

September 12: Talk on Newcomers' Experience of the Justice System

Date September 12, 2011
Time 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street, Toronto

"Social Exclusion and the Law" is a talk examining the challenges and barriers to accessing the justice system for newcomer women.

September 07, 2011

A call for photographs, drawings and paintings depicting poverty in Canada

Canada Without Poverty seeks submissions of photographs, drawings, and paintings depicting poverty in Canada, from all regions and perspectives.

July 14, 2011