Tuesday October 5th, 2010
- Nadia Edwards, Archbishop Colin Johnson and Fred Hahn Speak!
- Michael Prue asks Premier in Question Period if he will Do the Math Challenge
- Different Impacts of Poverty and Food Insecurity – Events This Week Around Ontario
- Disproportionate Impacts on Racialized Communities
- Rural Poverty
- Cornwall Challenge Team
- Spread the Word
2. Michael Prue asks Premier in Question Period if he will Do the Math Challenge: Premier McGuinty redirects a question to Minster Laurel Broten that she was “pleased to stand beside my Premier last week as we launched the campaign at Daily Bread Food Bank for their Thanksgiving food drive”. This government seems to prefer food banks as a permanent solution rather than adequate social assistance levels that “Put Food in the Budget.” For full text see here.
3. Events This Week Around Ontario: Different Impacts of Poverty and Food Insecurity
- Disproportionate Impacts on Racialized Communities: On Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 at 11:00 am the Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre will be hosting a “Do the Math Challenge” anti-poverty campaign, press conference focusing on the racialization of poverty in the Steel City Room at their location at 71 Rebecca Street, Hamilton.
- Rural Poverty: “Poverty and food security issues are often invisible or poorly understood in rural communities like ours. On October 8th, as a prelude to the Thanksgiving weekend, there will be a Community Round Table to look at what it costs to eat in Grey Bruce and what happens when there isn’t enough money to ‘put food in the budget’. Everyone is invited to attend and put the issues of poverty and food security on ‘on the table’ for discussion. It’s an opportunity to learn about the facts and work together on community strategies to improve food security and health in Grey Bruce.”
4. Cornwall Challenge Team: Monday morning the Cornwall Challenge was launched including St-Lawrence College Professor Jody Souka-Marleau, Upper Canada Leger Centre for Education and Training Executive Director Carmen Cousineau, DreamBuilder Studios Owner Mark Owen, City of Cornwall Mayor Bob Kilger and The Social Development Council’s Executive Director Michelle Gratton. You can see media coverage of their launch here. And follow their community blog here.
5. Spread the Word: You can help us spread the word of the Do the Math Challenge by forwarding this email through your networks. Thank you!! Please forward this email among your networks. And follow The Challenge on Posterous and on Twitter.