Archive for November, 2008
More than 50 participants from community agencies, municipal government, faith leaders, and citizen groups attended a presentation and discussion of the Blueprint at the Regional Niagara Council Chambers on Wednesday, November 26. Gracia Janes of the Niagara Social Assistance Reform Network chaired the session and spoke to the ongoing struggle of people living in poverty [...]
Countdown to a Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) One week to December deadline, one big push for 25 in 5 Quote of the week: we can no longer afford to ignore costs of poverty, says bank economist Poverty costs Ontario billions per year, reveals new study Clergy urge Finance Minister to remember the poor in pre-budget [...]
On Monday November, 24th Marvyn Novick presented the Blueprint for Poverty Reduction to a group which included community service leaders, agency representatives, low income advocates, labour, and public health officials. The group was extremely receptive to the content of the presentation and was unified in their support for the Blueprint. Discussion regarding the content of [...]
When: Tuesday, December 9, 2008 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Where: Richmond Hill United Church 10201 Yonge St., Richmond Hill MAP Venue is fully accessible
When: Tuesday, December 9, 2008 Time: 1 – 3 p.m. Where: York Region Childrens’ Aid Society 16915 Leslie Street, Newmarket MAP Venue is fully accessible.