Thursday June 11, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM NDT
Over 59,000 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians self-identify as a person with a disability. Annette Powell (Independent Living Resource Centre) will discuss how applying a disability lens to public policy would positively impact our province's finances as well as the quality of life for many of its citizens.
For the residents and the fish harvesters of the Port au Port region, the sudden decline of the local scallop fishery was not just a puzzle to be solved but a serious threat to their livelihoods. Instead of sitting back and waiting for answers, the community rallied together and reached out to Memorial for help.Instead of sitting back and waiting for answers, the community rallied together and reached out to Memorial for help.
Bojan Fürst discusses how regional development policies and programs can help or hinder small island communities. Drawing on examples of innovations, projects, and programs in Croatia and in Newfoundland and Labrador, he provides evidence for developing public policy that supports island livelihoods in this province.
Transportation is an everyday means of accessing employment, education, healthcare and other services, but what about individuals with limited access to transportation?
Welcome to the Harris Centre, Memorial University’s hub for public policy and regional development issues.
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