SRDC presents lessons learned from learn$ave at a BC Asset-Building Conference

October 21, 2004

From October 21 to October 23, 2004, the asset-building conference “Investing in Self-Sufficiency: Moving the Asset-Building Agenda Forward in BC” took place in Vancouver. Leading experts from Canada and the United States were on hand to discuss the distribution of assets and wealth and how to build a more inclusive economy through the concept of asset building. Paul Kingwell of SRDC outlined learn$ave's research design and discussed the take-up rate among the eligible population and Michael Dowie of SRDC presented some of the lessons learned from the implementation of learn$ave. The conference was attended by representatives from federal, provincial, and municipal governments, non-profit organizations, foundations, and academic institutions.