The Existence Of Poverty Is Shameful - To Be Poor Is Not!
OUR MISSION

Rooted in God's radical love, expressed through compassion and action, the Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry advocates and educates with and for those seeking social and economic justice.  

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Public Education

 

Public education involves providing educational workshops and producing educational resources on anti-poverty issues.  Our public education campaign is aimed at the local and provincial public, with a focus on faith-based, community and educational groups and institutions as well as interested individuals.

 

Within the faith community, RAPM conducted 22 anti-poverty services of worship in the past year.  We gave a theme presentation to the 2016 Annual Meeting of Saskatchewan Conference of The United Church of Canada.  We also gave presentations to outreach and social justice committees, youth groups and confirmation classes as well as ecumenical and multi-faith groups and gatherings.

 

In the wider community, RAPM provided many workshops on a range of poverty issues to community and youth groups, women’s shelters, labour unions, service providers and a broad cross section of post-secondary and high school classes.  Our office acts as an anti-poverty resource centre and we remain a media resource on poverty issues.  RAPM was quoted on over 50 occasions in 2016 through interviews and press events.

 

RAPM facilitated a Human Justice, Community Partner and two Social Work practicum placements in 2016.  We expect a similar number of placements in 2017.  We also had four work placements through the John Howard Society Fine Option Program.

 

A key public education activity continues to be RAPM’s monthly study circles with low-income volunteers and activists.  These study circles offer individuals the opportunity to discuss poverty concerns that affect their lives.  While our staff may provide resource materials or speakers, the topics are decided upon and often led by the group.  In 2016, we celebrated 20 years of study circles.  Our circles included discussions of living wage campaigns, civic accessibility issues, the TRC Report and decolonization.  These study circles influence RAPM’s public policy and tactical direction.  They are also a meaningful way for low-income people to connect with and empower each other.