25 episodes

Let’s talk about poverty—its causes and solutions, and the beautiful, messy attempts people all over Canada are making to help. Listen in as dynamic hosts, Shelaine and Eric, chat with Canadian experts working to overcome poverty.

Together you’ll tackle tough questions, cover hot topics, and hear true stories. Explore with us how ordinary people can create lasting change. What are Canadians doing about poverty in your neighbourhood, across Canada, and around the world? What can YOU do?

https://www.fhcanada.org/podcast

The Ending Poverty Together Podcast is an initiative of Food for the Hungry (FH) Canada, a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to ending poverty – one community at a time. Together with bold Canadian partners, FH Canada walks alongside the most vulnerable communities throughout the developing world as they strive toward sustainability.

Ending Poverty Together Food for the Hungry (FH) Canada

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Let’s talk about poverty—its causes and solutions, and the beautiful, messy attempts people all over Canada are making to help. Listen in as dynamic hosts, Shelaine and Eric, chat with Canadian experts working to overcome poverty.

Together you’ll tackle tough questions, cover hot topics, and hear true stories. Explore with us how ordinary people can create lasting change. What are Canadians doing about poverty in your neighbourhood, across Canada, and around the world? What can YOU do?

https://www.fhcanada.org/podcast

The Ending Poverty Together Podcast is an initiative of Food for the Hungry (FH) Canada, a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to ending poverty – one community at a time. Together with bold Canadian partners, FH Canada walks alongside the most vulnerable communities throughout the developing world as they strive toward sustainability.

    Can we really end poverty together?

    Can we really end poverty together?

    with guests Wendi Park of Care Impact (formerly Forever Families) and Craig Thiessen of Ross Road Community Church
    How did you respond the last time someone living in homelessness approached you on the street? How about when you learned that your neighbour was struggling with loneliness? Or when you heard about drought overseas on the news? When we’re confronted with the devastating effects of poverty, it can feel pretty overwhelming. After all, what can one person really do to make a difference?
    In this episode, Wendy Park and Craig Thiessen share about a workshop that helped them challenge their assumptions around poverty—the Ending Poverty Together Workshop (you heard that right! We share a name!). They share about the experience of coming together with other like-minded Canadians, how the interactive exercises equipped them to make a difference in their communities, and how you can get involved too.
    Because, as it turns out, one person can actually do quite a lot when it comes to poverty—especially when they walk alongside others.
    Recommended Resources:
    Ending Poverty Together Workshops
    Ending Poverty Together Promotional Video
    Episode by Shelaine and Eric.

    • 25 min
    How to be an emotionally healthy workplace

    How to be an emotionally healthy workplace

    with guest Kate Masson of Ian Martin Group.
    Nowadays, people work a lot. Working hours keep going up and up and work-life balance is only getting more elusive. In fact, we often spend more time with our colleagues than our own family members. This current working model isn’t sustainable, but how do we fix it? Is there a way for business leaders to build a healthy culture of belonging and genuine care within the workplace?
    Kate Masson, Community Manager for Ian Martin Group, knows all about what it is like to break a business down to basics and build it back up into a stronger version of itself. In this episode, she shares about how leadership intent is key to lasting change, the growing pains of a strong workplace culture, and how businesses truly are uniquely positioned to tackle poverty.
    Recommended Resources and Reading:
    https://www.amazon.ca/Five-Dysfunctions-Team-Leadership-Lencioni-ebook/dp/B006960LQW/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1andgclid=CjwKCAjw95yJBhAgEiwAmRrutDM8b8MD-eDQLIPHzk-H0QgeXAjURUHKr4aegB3j3Ae8vSDhZeOHUhoCZfAQAvD_BwEandhvadid=208416020824andhvdev=candhvlocphy=1001880andhvnetw=gandhvqmt=bandhvrand=10529037052187537961andhvtargid=kwd-297165622751andhydadcr=23339_10093186andkeywords=patrick+lencioniandqid=1629997426andsr=8-1-sponsandpsc=1andspLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzRlNRNUJGN1gzWTNVJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTcxNDI2MzFKTVg5QTNHNEVORSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMTc0MDQ5MlNSSTVRVlVZSkdUOCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= (The Five Dysfunctions of Team) by Patrick Lencioni
    https://www.amazon.ca/Advantage-Organizational-Everything-Business-Lencioni-ebook/dp/B006ORWT3Y/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?dchild=1andgclid=CjwKCAjw95yJBhAgEiwAmRrutDM8b8MD-eDQLIPHzk-H0QgeXAjURUHKr4aegB3j3Ae8vSDhZeOHUhoCZfAQAvD_BwEandhvadid=208416020824andhvdev=candhvlocphy=1001880andhvnetw=gandhvqmt=bandhvrand=10529037052187537961andhvtargid=kwd-297165622751andhydadcr=23339_10093186andkeywords=patrick+lencioniandqid=1629997600andsr=8-2-sponsandpsc=1andspLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzQ1dVWlpSTURLTzJZJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMzY2NDg4NUdES0swT1VOWUNFJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAxNDY1Njk3MUpGTjcwWDA2Mlomd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl (The Advantage) by Patrick Lencioni
    The Teal O/S: http://teal.ianmartin.com/ (teal.ianmartin.com)
    Episode hosted by Shelaine and Eric.

    • 33 min
    The power of singing together

    The power of singing together

    with guest Pastor Jeremy Cook of Sherwood Park Alliance Church.
    When it comes to “missions” or helping overseas, the loaded words “mutual transformation” are often thrown around. But what does this idea actually look like in practice? In this episode, Jeremy Cook, Senior Associate Pastor from Sherwood Park Alliance Church, has an answer for you.
    After nine years of partnership with FH, Jeremy shares personal life-changing stories about walking alongside a community in Burundi. From a prayerful encounter in his sponsor child’s home, to a simple ask to sing together that led to a worship experience that united people across cultures. The amazing thing is, these stories aren’t just about the transformation of the community in Burundi, they’re also about the transformation of lives right here in Canada.
    Recommended Reading:
    https://www.amazon.ca/Locust-Effect-Poverty-Requires-Violence/dp/0199937877 (The Locus Effect) by Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros
    Episode hosted by Shelaine and Eric.

    • 39 min
    Stepping past the white picket fence

    Stepping past the white picket fence

    with guest Danielle Strickland of IMBY (In My Backyard)
    We’ve made a lonely world for ourselves. The way our society has designed suburbs, with white picket fences and private backyards, has left many feeling isolated and disconnected. In many ways, we’ve set up our lives for individualism and autonomy. Once the pandemic hit, many of us were faced with the disconnected life we had set up for ourselves. What’s the solution? It’s connection.
    Danielle Strickland, renowned justice advocate and peacemaker, is passionate about fostering connection. In this episode, she offers a new take on how we can share spaces, land, home, and foster a community that alleviates all forms of human poverty through richer human connection. And it could involve something you might not expect—tiny homes.
    Recommended Resources and Reading:
    https://www.amazon.ca/Recovering-Pastoring-Life-Theological-Ministering-ebook/dp/B0821RHZ19#:~:text=%2B-,Recovering%20(Pastoring%20for%20Life%3A%20Theological%20Wisdom%20for%20Ministering%20Well)%3A,Blessedness%20and%20Community%20Kindle%20Editionandtext=This%20book%20provides%20a%20theologically,the%20long%20road%20to%20recovery. (Recovering) by Aaron White
    https://www.amazon.ca/Exclusion-Embrace-Miroslav-Volf/dp/0687002826 (Exclusion and Embrace) by Miraslov Volf
    https://www.amazon.ca/Better-Together-Divide-Transform-Future/dp/0785230157 (Better Together: How Women and Men Can Heal the Divide and Work Together to Transform the Future) by Danielle Strickland
    Episode hosted by Shelaine and Eric.

    • 31 min
    Opioids, Addiction, and A Way Out

    Opioids, Addiction, and A Way Out

    with guest Nicole Mucci of Union Gospel Mission, Vancouver, BC.
    Long before the COVID-19 pandemic began, another health emergency raged on in the background across Canada: the opioid crisis. In British Columbia alone, thousands have lost their lives since the crisis was declared in 2016. In this episode, Nicole Mucci of Union Gospel Mission in Vancouver, BC shares about the stigma around addiction, how the overdose crisis is affecting community members, and how poverty and addiction don’t have to be the end of the road.
    Content warning: This episode features an important and valuable conversation on the opioid crisis. Please be aware that potentially triggering topics like death, overdose, and trauma are discussed. If you or someone you love is living with addiction, please visit https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/ (heretohelp.bc.ca)
    Recommended Resources and Readings:
    https://www.amazon.ca/Realm-Hungry-Ghosts-Encounters-Addiction/dp/155643880X (In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts) by Dr. Gabor Mate
    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-portraits-of-loss-one-hundred-lives-felled-by-an-overdose-crisis/ (Portraits of Loss: One hundred lives, felled by an overdose crisis) - Globe and Mail article highlighting the devastating losses felt in 2020 due to the Opioid Epidemic.
    https://www.ugm.ca/media-centre/ (Union Gospel Mission’s blog)
    https://vpl.bibliocommons.com/list/share/134340071/1471356267 (Vancouver Public Library) - resources for overdose awareness
    Episode hosted by Shelaine and Eric.

    • 43 min
    Revitalizing the Marginalized in Our Own Cities

    Revitalizing the Marginalized in Our Own Cities

    with guest David Witt of iTeams.
    When you hear the words ‘community development’, what comes to mind? International or local? Urban or rural? While many people might default to thinking of a tiny international village, there’s plenty of community development work that needs to happen right here in Canada too.
    In this episode, Dave Witt from iTeams, offers insight into what it means to work with those on the margins in urban centers in Canada. Dave shares moving anecdotes from real communities banding together and reminds us of the importance of recognizing that everybody has a story that leads them to where they are today, no matter their circumstances.
    Recommended Resources and Readings:
    https://www.amazon.ca/Twenty-Piece-Shuffle-Greg-Paul/dp/1434799425 (The Twenty-Piece Shuffle)
    https://www.amazon.ca/God-Alley-Being-Seeing-Broken/dp/0877880921 (God In The Alley) by Greg Paul
    https://www.amazon.ca/Slow-Kingdom-Coming-Kent-Annan/dp/0830844554 (Slow Kingdom Coming) by Kent Annan
    Episode hosted by Shelaine and Eric.

    • 33 min

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