June at End Poverty Now

This past month, End Poverty Now had the opportunity to attend Mile End Mission‘s Open House, where we spoke to their Executive Director, Linda, about potential future collaborations for our community. It was a pleasure for us to witness the wonderful community spirit that the mission has fostered throughout the years!

We were also able to see some fantastic Inuit throat singing by Nina Segalowitzat and Taqralik Partridge at Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy NETWORK‘s Spring Gathering on June 12th. You can learn more about Nina, Taqralik, and the art of throat singing here. We went home with the NETWORK’s most recent Gathering Report, which highlighted their recent successes and future plans. We hope that somewhere down the road, EPN will be able to work with them in addressing local socio-economic issues such as homelessness and unemployment.

Throat Singing
Inuit throat singing by Nina and Taqralik at the NETWORK’s Spring Gathering

On June 13th, EPN held its first staff social of the year at Boul Noir, where our staff/volunteers had some bonding time. We had fun hanging out, playing pool, and watching the NBA playoffs!

End Poverty Now Social June 2013
Some of our staff and chapter members at the last EPN Social

End Poverty Now is excited about the improvements we’ve seen in our HR operations, networking, and social media strategy, thanks to the help of our recently recruited staff! We’ve also been re-establishing a Board of Advisor team to help us continuously improve our organization in the long-run. As well, over the past couple of weeks we’ve been working on a little video for our upcoming online fundraising campaign (via Indiegogo), which will be launching in a week! Here is a sneak peek!

EPN Indiegogo Sneak Peek
Sneak peek of the video for our upcoming online fundraising campaign

For the rest of the summer, we’ll be looking for local (in Canada) community initiatives to fund as part of our Grassroots Projects. Do you have suggestions of organizations or initiatives in Canada that EPN should check out and support? Let us know in the comments below!

Thank you for reading and check back soon for more updates!

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