A Community Briefing On Poverty Reduction In The Nipissing District (North Bay)

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.

DETAILS

WHAT?

A public community briefing on poverty reduction

WHY?

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.

AGENDA:

Topic Panelist
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)

WHEN?

Friday, May 30, 2008
9:00am – 11:30 am
NO RSVP required

WHERE?

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:

Jim Sinclair
(705) 472-5849
jsinclair@ontera.net

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