October 17 Event Report

Now is the Time to Reduce Poverty in Ontario (Waterloo Region)

More than 75 people came out to an early morning meeting at Cambridge City hall on Friday, October 24 to express there support for “Now is the Time to Reduce Poverty in Ontario”. Sponsored by Opportunities Waterloo, the Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo and the Social Planning Council of Cambridge & North Dumfries, the event […]

October 17 Event Report

“Taste of Poverty” (Belleville)

On October 24, more than 75 community members gathered at the Meet You at The Square event organized by the Community Development Council of Quinte (CDCQ) for a “Taste of Poverty”. About thirty people held empty plates to symbolize hunger and poverty in the community. Low income mothers did a short skit on poverty. Scotty […]

October 17 Event Report

25 in 5 Postcard Launch (Hamilton)

Over 75 people filled the Workers’ Arts and Heritage Centre on Tuesday, October 21 to view the quilt that formed the basis of a postcard campaign conducted over the last several months in Hamilton. The Hamilton 25 in 5 group (Hamilton working Group on Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy) hosted the event and co-chairs Brooke Camplin […]

October 17 Event Report

Anti-Poverty Gathering at Dorothy O’Connell Monument (Ottawa)

About 50 low income people and social justice advocates gathered at the Dorothy O’Connell Monument on October 17 in Ottawa to commemorate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The event was organized quickly following the federal election, since many had been caught up in the election campaign. Speakers were: Michael Creek, Voices from […]

October 17 Event Report

Make Poverty History (Sarnia)

About 250 people rallied in front of Sarnia City Hall on Friday, October 17 to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The gathering included low-income people, municipal officials, high school students and students from the Adult Learning Centre and Lambton College, members of the faith community, teachers and social service agency and […]

October 17 Event Report