Bridges out of Poverty



Bridges out of Poverty is a framework designed to educate individuals from middle or upper class on what it means to live in poverty. Through education and awareness, Bridges helps make sustainable communities where everyone can do well.

Bridges training is offered to anyone interested in learning more about the social and economic impact that poverty has on individuals and our community.

Bridges out of Poverty looks at the four causes of poverty:

  • individual behaviour
  • community conditions
  • exploitation
  • political and economic structures

Bridges out of Poverty helps organizations and communities to develop effective strategies to influence policy change. Bridges is an empowering learning opportunity.

For more information please call 1-800-265-7293 and speak with Public Health Nurse and Bridges facilitator Elaine Weir.




  2 comments for “Bridges out of Poverty

  1. Kathy Scott
    November 20, 2016 at 4:39 am

    Dear Elaine Weir,
    I was speaking to someone on the Kids Line who suggested that I contact you. I initially wanted to help a mother
    struggling with a new baby as well as trying to manage 3 more children in a relatively small apartment. I myself
    experienced hard times growing up in Sudbury in a large family but life has improved gradually.
    I would be interested in the courses you have to offer. I am semi-retired and have more time on my hands.
    I will try to reach you this coming week by phone. You can email me anytime at

    Kathy Scott

    • December 1, 2016 at 8:10 pm

      Our Bridges workshops are delivered by WDG Public Health. As you are located in Sudbury, you may wish to attend here or via a webinar. You can reach Elaine at for further information. Thanks!

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