Ontario Election_June 12th_All Candidates Events Listing

Poverty Reduction is a key election issue. Our Ontario government is legislated to develop a poverty reduction strategy every 5 years regardless of which party is in power. So it is important that candidates can speak and act on poverty issues.  Please find below a list of dates and locations for many of our local All-Candidate … Continue reading Ontario Election_June 12th_All Candidates Events Listing

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Warning: Child Poverty Is Hazardous to Our Health

Not one of our kids is disposable, yet we keep them brain-damagingly poor. By Crawford Kilian, 8 May 2014, TheTyee.ca The reports come so often that we shrug them off. Over and over, child and youth watchdog Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond tells us the British Columbian government has failed yet again to protect children. Again and again, B.C. is … Continue reading Warning: Child Poverty Is Hazardous to Our Health

Hunger Awareness Week: Who Do You Think Uses the Food Bank?

May 5th-9th is Hunger Awareness Week in Canada The 2008 recession may have hit six years ago, but Ontarians are still dealing with the aftermath. Full time jobs with benefits are merely a dream for thousands of Ontarians who are carrying the burden of a downtrodden economy. While salaries decrease, the cost of housing, hydro … Continue reading Hunger Awareness Week: Who Do You Think Uses the Food Bank?

Getting it right in 2014: Acting now on poverty

January 20, 2014 by Steve Barnes The relationship between living in poverty and poor health is overwhelming. In Ontario, people in the lowest income group are more likely to have diabetes, heart disease, low birth weight babies, and poor mental health. Children growing up in low income neighbourhoods are more likely to be obese. The list goes on. … Continue reading Getting it right in 2014: Acting now on poverty