Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation , May 11, 2015 - Ottawa
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, Vibrant Communities Saint John received the Innovators Reducing Poverty award for the work of Juanita Black and Bill Gale. Black and Gale were both recognized as heroes in poverty reduction in Saint John, with influence on different sectors of the population. From left: Paul Borne, president of the Tamarack Institute; Stephane Leclair, executive director of the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation (ESIC); Althea Arsenault, manager at ESIC; Juanita Black, of Vibrant Communities Saint John, and Scott MacAfee, co-ordinator at ESIC.