Kingston Area High School Poverty Challenge
Monday, March 30th, 2014 / 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. / McArthur Hall, Queen’s University
This was our sixth annual event and the experience provided experiential learning about living in poverty and poverty reduction for Kingston area high school students and their teachers.
Windsor Area Homelessness Challenge
April 29th, 2015 / 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. / WFCU Centre - Collavino Hall
The Homelessness Challenge is a Leadership Windsor/Essex Community Action Project presented in partnership with the Homeless Coalition, Windsor-Essex Youth Strategic Action Committee, the Greater Essex County District School Board, New Beginnings, Life After Fifty, and the WFCU Centre. Over 100 local high school students were immersed in real-life situations, expressed their ideas of what homelessness looks like, worked through it, and met it head on.
Queen's University: Faculty Of Medicine
November 12th, 2015 / 9:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. / Duncan McArthur Hall
100 first year medical students studying the social determinants of health in The Faculty of Medicine at Queen's University participated in a Poverty Challenge in 2015 again. This event helped our future doctors understand the realities of urban poverty for many of those in our community.
Queen's University: Faculty of Education
Once again, students from the Faculty of Education at Queen's University participated in a Poverty Challenge. This event helped teacher candidates understand the realities of urban poverty for many of their future students. You can watch the Speaker's Corner videos on YouTube!
Quinte Poverty Challenge
Students from Loyalist College participated in a Poverty Challenge this year as well. During this event participants struggled to navigate the complex bureaucracy of poverty in Ontario. You can watch the Speaker's Corner videos on YouTube!