Rooting out Poverty: People, Passion, and Place at Station 20 West

  • Lisa Erickson
  • Isobel Findlay
  • Colleen Christopherson-Cote
Keywords: poverty, community-campus engagement, decolonizing, co-location, reconciliation

Abstract

This case study summarizes and discusses our project exploring the impact of co-location, connectedness, and community-campus collaboration in addressing the root causes of poverty and our efforts to build capacities in Saskatoon. The site of this study is Station 20 West, a community enterprise centre in the heart of Saskatoon’s inner city that opened in the fall of 2012 as a result of community knowledge, participation, and determination to act for the common good. We share our findings, lessons learned, and project team reflections which underscore the connectedness of poverty reduction and reconciliation, the importance of including those with lived and diverse experience in community-campus engagement (CCE), and the hallmarks of good CCE.

Published
2019-01-08
How to Cite
Erickson, L., Findlay, I., & Christopherson-Cote, C. (2019). Rooting out Poverty: People, Passion, and Place at Station 20 West. Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning, 4(2), 95-104. https://doi.org/10.15402/esj.v4i2.61750