Engaging People with Lived/Living Experience

Posted on March 22, 2019 in Inclusion Delivery System

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TamarackCommunity.ca – Library/Book 10
March 22, 2019.   Alison Homer

Informed by the 10 Lived/Living Experience Advisory Committee, this guide was written to support poverty-reduction groups to meaningfully engage people with lived/living experience. It celebrates the potential that can be unlocked when these individuals are included and empowered to drive antipoverty work.

10 – Engaging People with Lived/Living Experienceincludes: 10 really good ideas for engaging people with lived/living experience; 10 stories that inspire; 10 useful resources; and 10 ways to get started. It highlights leading practices, inspires new thinking, and serves as a reminder of how critical engagement of people with lived/living experience in poverty reduction truly is.


Take Your Learning Further (links to resources from Section 4):


  1. Social Inclusion Policy: Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction


  1. A Guide to Creating a Culture of Inclusion: Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership


  1. Toronto Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG): Application Form


  1. A Case Study in Authentic Engagement: Poverty Solutions Halifax


  1. First Voice Protocol: EndPovertyEdmonton


  1. Creating Community: Hastings Prince Edward Poverty Roundtable


  1. Lived Experience as Expertise: Regional Municipality of Waterloo


  1. Nothing About Us Without Us: Lived Experience Advisory Council


  1. Lived Experience in Paid Staff Roles: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (recording available here)


  1. Rights-Based Participation and Accountability in Canada’s National Housing Strategy



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