Citizens’ Voice

Citizens’ Voice Network is one of Vibrant Communities’ neighbourhood initiatives. It provides a solution-based discussion forum for people living with low income/poverty, bringing them together to meet on a regular basis in a sharing and supportive environment. Facilitated by Vibrant Communities’ Neighbourhood Support, Ruth MacDonald, the forum also features regular educational presentations on subjects of interest, ranging from employment skills and resume building to women and children's health. Discussions at the forum generate opportunities for raising awareness on issues of poverty and low income, and provide valuable insights to effectively inform and influence policy and decision making at different levels of community and government organizations. The forum is also an avenue for low income persons to have face to face discussion with representatives from service providers and to have input in policy shaping through consultations with various government agencies, including the Poverty Reduction Strategy.

There are currently more than 90 community voices in this group and it is still growing.

Contact
Ruth MacDonald
Neighbourhood and Citizen Engagement

Target Clients: 

Adults within our communities

Contact Information
Street Address: 

Virginia Plaza
Newfoundland Drive
St. John's, NL
A1A 3E9

Postal Address: 

Vibrant Communities/Community Sectori Council
Suite 201, Virginia Plaza
Newfoundland Drive
St. John's, NL
A1A 3E9

Phone: 
Ruth: (709) 753-9860
Toll Free: 1-866-753-9860
Fax: 709-753-6112
E-mail Address: 
ruthmacdonald@cscnl.ca