Reducing poverty in Saskatchewan is an issue that has only recently been brought into light by our provincial government.
Tuesday from the Universities of Saskatchewan and Regina a public lecture discussing the issue and the wide range of people it affects took place.
Cheryl Camillo Assistant Professor at Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, says speakers were from four different areas of poverty reduction.
“We had four speakers ranging from those at the Open Door Society, a masters student, a member from the First Nations and Métis community and someone who has worked directly with poverty reduction strategies.”
Camillo says that the groups are taking a comprehensive approach to reducing poverty in the province which considers important needs from each group.
The provincial government developed a poverty reduction strategy last year which poverty reduction agencies say they are still awaiting implementation of the strategy.