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Dozens of community leaders, decision makers, and stakeholders to take part in Sudbury "poverty challenge"

Dec 13, 2018

The statistics are pretty sobering. According to Public Health Sudbury, more than 20,000 people in the city live in poverty. That's nearly 13 per cent of the city's population. Poverty can impact everything from accessing services to health. So Public Health Sudbury wants to teach key people just how challenging life in poverty can be. It's holding the Greater Sudbury Poverty Challenge tomorrow at the St. Albert Adult Learning Centre. Dana Wilson is the healthy equity manager at Public Health Sudbury. And Dennis Raphael is a professor at the school of health policy and management at York University. They speak with Up North Host Waubgeshig Rice about the event

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