A coalition on poverty reduction has formed in our community, and is organizing a community briefing in a public forum to be presented to local politicians, service agencies, the media, and the community-at-large.
A public community briefing on poverty reduction
Regrettably, North Bay has not been chosen by the Ontario government’s anti-poverty cabinet committee to be included in the community consultations across the province. As a result, a community coalition on poverty reduction has organized an alternative community briefing in order to contribute to the development of a local poverty reduction strategy that sheds light upon the need for systemic-level changes.
Our community coalition on poverty reduction has compiled local data to demonstrate the depth of poverty and the need for change. Disparities in wages, affordable housing, heating costs and access to transportation need to be addressed to improve the health and quality-of-life for all our residents.
|Statistical portrait of poverty in our District||Bill White, District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board|
|Summary of the experiences of those living in poverty||Lana Mitchell, Low Income People Involvement of Nipissing|
|Personal experiences living in poverty||Various community members|
|Recommendations for poverty reduction||Dr. Whiting, North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit|
|Open question and comments period||Open to all attendees|
|Summary & concluding remarks||Jim Sinclair (Chairperson)|
Friday, May 30, 2008
9:00am – 11:30 am
NO RSVP required
North Bay Public Library Auditorium.
271 Worthington Street East. Lower Level MAP
For more information about this public community briefing or the community coalition on poverty reduction, please contact: