Our program this Saturday is privileged to have Lisa Helps as a guest speaker. Lisa is a Victoria City Councillor and a leader of many community enhancement projects. She was a driving force in the revitalization of the Fernwood neighbourhood including the construction of affordable housing. She is the founder and currently the Executive Director of Community Micro Lending, an organization she initiated as part of her PhD research into the history of housing, homelessness and the governance of poverty in Victoria.
Lisa will speak about Community Micro Lending, how it differs from similar organizations in other communities, and about her experience inside city government after a year as Councillor. A question and answer session with Lisa will follow.
Please join us at the Victoria JCC (3636 Shelbourne Street) at 2 pm on Saturday, November 3rd.