Goal 1, No Poverty, aims to reduce poverty and ensure that poor and vulnerable people have access to basic services and equal rights to economic resources.
The Global Goals. (2020, October 1). Unlocking potential to solve poverty [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/p6gl_lLyYAY
Examples of NSCC initiatives that are helping to advance Goal 1: No Poverty.
|The NSCC Urgent Aid Program is available to help current NSCC students with unanticipated financial challenges that may impact their ability to successfully complete their program. By keeping students in class, this aid helps enable upward socioeconomic mobility and financial success. Recipients of this fund also receive financial advising and financial literacy training.
|Financial Empowerment Guides
Financial literacy is key for setting yourself up for financial success. Many students find they make it through their educational journey with no financial training. NSCC strives to support all students in acquiring financial literacy. Check out the NSCC Financial Empowerment Guide or get started with the NSCC Student Financial Planning Guide.
|Challenge Nova Scotia
NSCC Entrepreneurship encourages students to explore entrepreneurship and create solutions to real life issues facing Nova Scotia through a competition called Challenge Nova Scotia. In November 2022, students were challenged to propose initiatives that could support Nova Scotia’s unhoused community members.
Goodies for Gals
|Women disproportionately make up the majority of individuals in poverty. A group of students at NSCC Marconi Campus created the Goodies for Gals Project, an initiative to put together gift bags for women experiencing poverty. This project was one of 27 student-led community projects through the NSCC Difference Dollars program which was active in 2017.