Archive for February, 2009

Community and Public Health Leaders Call on Province to Put Food in the Budget

February 19, 2009 Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David McKeown, today joined with community agencies to call on the government of Ontario to introduce a $100 Healthy Food Supplement for all adults on social assistance in the upcoming provincial budget. Dr. McKeown reported on the cost of nutritious food in Toronto and said people […]


Blueprint Could Help Cut Child Poverty by 19%

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2009 TORONTO – A report by the 25 in 5 Poverty Reduction Network shows how the Ontario government could get three-quarters of the way towards its goal to reduce child poverty by 25 per cent. A Blueprint for Economic Stimulus and Poverty Reduction in Ontario – the result of consultations […]


The Value Of Home-grown Solutions In Attacking Poverty (Northumberland)

When: Thursday, February 12, 2009 Time: 9:30 am Where: Victoria Hall’s Concert Hall 55 King St. W. Cobourg, Ontario MAP The session is presented through the Northumberland Poverty Reduction Action Committee and its partners. Gina Browne, the founder and director of System-Linked Research Unit (SLRU) on Health and Social Service Utilization, which focuses on improving […]