211 searchable online database now available for community and government resources
The 211 phone service has been expanded to include a new searchable online database, nb.211.ca, which provides information on community and government resources in New Brunswick. In photo: Social Development Minister Bruce Fitch.
Poverty reduction plan unveiled
The Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation presented Overcoming Poverty Together 3: The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan. The plan was developed based on 25,000 comments received during a public engagement process that took place across the province in the winter and spring 2019. Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard (standing, centre), who is the minister responsible for the Economic ...
Minister meets with board members and employees
Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard (centre), who is the minister responsible for the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation, met with board members and employees of the corporation at a news conference to discuss a public engagement process on a renewed poverty reduction plan, scheduled for February, March and April 2019.
Release of report on inclusive transportation in New Brunswick
The provincial government has received the report From Surfaces to Services: An inclusive and sustainable transportation strategy for the Province of New Brunswick 2017-2037, from a committee of the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation. From left: Scott MacAfee, coordinator at the corporation; Yves Bourgeois, chair of the corporation’s Rural and Urban Transportation Advisory Committee; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John ...
New Brunswick Family Plan report on reducing poverty released
The provincial government has released a report on reducing poverty, which stems from the New Brunswick Family Plan’s stakeholder engagement process. From left: Premier Brian Gallant; Donna Gates, executive director of Living SJ; Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation; and Saint John Mayor Don Darling.
New Brunswickers receive awards for poverty reduction initiatives
New Brunswickers have received two awards for their poverty reduction initiatives at the Poverty Reduction Summit organized by the Tamarack Institute and Vibrant Communities in Hamilton. From left: Cathy Wright, community leader and former executive director of Living SJ; and Monica Chaperlin, coordinator of the Saint John Business Community Anti-Poverty Initiative.
Income tax preparation clinic for people on modest incomes
An income tax preparation clinic was held at the Université de Moncton as part of a joint initiative between the provincial and federal governments. From left: Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for Poverty Reduction and the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation; Kamal Khera, parliamentary secretary for the minister of national revenue; Edgar Léger, clinic ...
Family Plan summit held on reducing poverty
Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is minister responsible for Poverty Reduction and the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation, hosted a summit on reducing poverty as part of the development of the New Brunswick Family Plan on Monday, Feb. 27, in Saint John. From left: Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long; Mike Myette, executive director of 211 Nova Scotia; Randy ...
Legislation to be introduced to continue and expand Home Energy Assistance Program
Legislation will be introduced today that would continue and expand the Home Energy Assistance Program. Participating in the announcement were Finance Minister Cathy Rogers and Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman.
Report released on the impact of 2009-2014 Economic and Social Inclusion Plan
The Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation (ESIC) released today the report Together: The Impact of New Brunswick’s 2009-2014 Economic and Social Inclusion Plan. The report documents actions and initiatives that were part of the provincial plan. From left: ESIC co-chair (non-profit sector) Roger Martin; Government Services Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for the Economic and Social Inclusion ...
New Brunswick receives two awards on poverty reduction from national organization
New Brunswick received two awards for its initiatives on poverty reduction at the Poverty Reduction Summit organized by the Tamarack Institute and Vibrant Communities in Ottawa. An award was presented to New Brunswick for Overcoming Poverty Together: The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan, in the category of provinces and cities working together in partnership. Also at the event, ...
Poverty reduction plan unveiled
The second poverty reduction plan was unveiled today by the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation of New Brunswick (ESIC). The new plan, like the first one, brings together people who live or have lived in poverty with representatives of the non-profit sector, the business sector, and the government. It has a unique collective and collaborative approach based on the ...
Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation to hold public sessions to renew poverty reduction plan
A series of public dialogue sessions will be held this autumn by the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation, leading to a renewal of Overcoming Poverty Together – The New Brunswick Poverty Reduction Plan. From left: Léo-Paul Pinet, president, Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation; Premier David Alward; Healthy and Inclusive Communities Minister Dorothy Shephard, co-chair (government); Monique Richard, co-chair (citizens); Gerry ...
Board of Directors
First row, seated: Léo-Paul Pinet, President; Madeleine Dubé, Minister of Social Development; Stéphane Leclair, Executive Director; Minister of Healthy and Inclusive Communities Dorothy Shephard; Donald Arseneault; Dany Soucy, Minister of Post-Secondary, Education, Training and Labour; Francine Landry Second row: Jennifer Melanson; Lucie Robichaud; Beverly Wilcox; July Synnott; Brian Duplessis; Derek Oland; Ginette Arseneault; Jacques-François Levesque; Juanita Black; Absent: ...
ESIC’s Board of Directors and Community Inclusion Networks hold annual meeting
The Board of Directors of ESIC held a planning session with the Community Inclusion Networks on June 18, 2013. The Board and the networks meet at least once a year to share ideas and vital information. Front row, seated: Beverly Cox, Léo-Paul Pinet, Madeleine Dubé, Stéphane Leclair, Dorothy Shephard, Francine Landry, Danny Soucy, Juanita Black, Althea Arsenault Second ...
Premier meets with New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation
Premier David Alward met with the board of directors and staff of the New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation in Fredericon. From left, front row: Grand Falls-Drummond-Saint-André MLA Danny Soucy, legislative secretary to the minister of Social Development; Althea Arsenault; Monique Richard; Alward; Social Development Minister Sue Stultz; Christine Bourgoin; Memramcook-Lakeville-Dieppe MLA Bernard LeBlanc; and Roger Lessard. From left, ...
Community inclusion networks hold first meeting
Communication and collaboration were the focus of the first meeting of the community inclusion networks as they work to fight poverty at the local level. The networks were established as a unique tool to combat poverty at the local level through Overcoming Poverty Together: The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan.
Minister meets with fellow co-chairs of Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation
Sue Stultz, the new minister of social development, recently met with her fellow co-chairs of the Economic Development and Social Inclusion Corporation. From left: Gerry Pond, Stultz, Monique Richard and Léo-Paul Pinet.
Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation holds first meeting
The board of the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation met for the first time today. From left, front row: Pam Coates; Jennifer Melanson; Léo-Paul Pinet; Monique Richard; Social Development Minister Kelly Lamrock; Gerry Pond; Brenda Murphy; and Juanita Black. From left, back row: James Hughes, corporation president; Madeleine Dubé; Jean-Claude Savoie; Jacques-François Levesque; Ginette Arsenault; Roger Lessard; Steven ...
Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation vice-chairs and president named
The four vice chairs and president of the board of directors for the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation have been named by Premier Shawn Graham. From left: Social Development Minister Kelly Lamrock; Graham; Monique Richard; Gerry Pond; Léo-Paul Pinet; and James Hughes.