St. Michaels taking on poverty

School hosts workshop on youth poverty; hoping to find solutions

Students at St. Michaels University School are tackling poverty head on this weekend.

The school’s hosting Youth Addressing Local Poverty Conference on Nov. 15 and 16, with the focus to address key issues in Victoria surrounding poverty and finding ways to break this cycle.

Keynote speakers for the two-day event are writer Shane Koyzan and writer and activist Marc Keilburger.

The conference opens Friday (Nov. 15) at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday (Nov. 16) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The conference cost $45 for the full session or $20 for the keynote speakers. You can register online at