Poverty Amongst Plenty: Waiting for the Yukon Government to Adopt a Poverty Reduction Strategy

Nick Falvo, a doctoral candidate at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, will deliver the report, Poverty Amongst Plenty: Waiting for the Yukon Government to Adopt a Poverty Reduction Strategy, in Whitehorse discussing how the Yukon government helps the poor and making recommendations for change. The study touches on important issues of health, strategy, food, shelter, child care, education and relations with the federal government.


Thursday, May 24, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The presentation of the report’s findings will be followed by a 10:30 a.m. panel discussion.

Whitehorse, Yukon
Old Firehall
Light refreshments will be served.

Nick Falvo teaches a course on affordable housing and homelessness in Carleton’s School of Social Work. His research involves homelessness, affordable housing, social assistance and post-secondary education policy. He is the author of several policy papers, including a primer on homelessness and social housing, a policy paper looking at various options for improving housing affordability, a paper on the housing-first approach to housing the homeless and a policy paper on the Great Recession’s impact on homelessness.

He currently does research under Professor Frances Abele’s supervision on two SSHRC-funded research projects looking at poverty and affordable housing in Canada’s North.

Falvo will be available to answer question by email.



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