The Vancouver Sun January 11, 2012. 2:59 pm • Section: Report Card
A second public forum on child poverty will be held in Vancouver this month to discuss B.C.’s dismal performance on this front.
It’s a continuation of a discussion sparked in September by Seymour teacher Carrie Gelson when she wrote an open letter to the people of Vancouver on behalf of her disadvantaged students.
The forum will be held Jan. 25, 7-9:30 p.m. at Langara College. Panelists include Gelson, Clyde Hertzman of the Human Early Learning Partnership at UBC and Dr. Barbara Fitzgerald, a UBC pediatrician, among others.
Find full details here.
Fitzgerald is behind a movement called Mom-to-Mom, which sees professional women, mainly from the UBC area, helping mothers living in poverty. Read about that here.
By Janet Steffenhagen, Vancouver Sun
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