|Organization Name:||FH Canada|
|Project Name:||Ending Poverty Together Hub|
|Purpose of Investment:||To create and launch a web hub through a partnership with at least eight organizations for shared education and resources on poverty.|
Food for the Hungry (FH) Canada wants to create a one-stop, online, interactive education and resource hub populated with content from their experience as leaders in poverty alleviation and in partnership with like-minded organizations. FH would provide the framework for collaboration, bringing together others engaged in healthy poverty alleviation efforts in order to equip Canadians with tools, knowledge and network they need to make sustainable and transformational impact on the vulnerable in their communities. Currently they have verbal buy-in from Telecare Caring and Crisis Line, Neighborhood Mapping, IJM, A Rocha, Sanctuary Church ministry and Canadian Poverty Institute (Ambrose University). They are also in conversation with Life Strategies, Union Gospel Mission, Trinity Western University, and Tenth Church (Vancouver, BC).
Their research shows that despite the abundance of information available on poverty alleviation there is no single location of faith-based resources accessible to all Canadians. Their vision is to be a catalyst bringing together resources by collaborating with like-minded organizations resulting in maximized impact and engagement. Each organization’s sphere of influence and the vulnerable across Canada will benefit as organizations are equipped to respond to needs.
Initially they will focus on the 2,000 previous FH Canada Boot Camp participants and partner churches. In addition, each collaborating ministry partner will extend this resource to their current networks. The potential number of people who will benefit is exponential as the resource becomes known, shared and additional groups join.
The benefit of this project is that Canadians will have:
- A fuller understanding of poverty and its root issues,
- A one-stop access to faith-based resources and tools,
- The ability to pick materials most pertinent to their unique setting and needs, and
- The opportunity to collaborate with other churches for information sharing and joint efforts.
- Establish a minimum of eight organizational partnerships with a signed MOU outlining specific content and marketing support each party will contribute to the Hub by January 2017.
- Create content and design for the fundamental level of four modules by October 2018
- Launch hub publicly, notify 2,000 Ending Poverty Together Bootcamp past participants and partner networks by October 2018