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Social Planning Toronto and the East Scarborough Storefront invite you to our Action on Poverty Community Forum
Posted on 23. Nov, 2012 by Jeremy.
Join the conversation to increase public awareness and build momentum in addressing poverty in your community!
- Mike Creek – Director of Strategic Initiatives, Working for Change
- John Stapleton – Social Policy Analyst and Metcalf Innovations Fellow
December 6th, 2012
6:00pm – 7:30pm
The Point – 4117 Lawrence Avenue East, Unit 100A
Light refreshments will be provided
Posted on 09. Nov, 2012 by Jeremy.
- Riding Profile Launch
- SPT Member Forum: 2013 City of Toronto Budget
- Recreation Works campaign readies supporters for release of city report
- Save the Date! SPT’s December Research and Policy Forum: “In School out of School-time”
- Scarborough Youth Awards, Forum on November 24
- Commitment to Community Ward Coordinators Complete 3 Week Training
- Worth Repeating: Poverty pockets growing in suburbs (Toronto Star)
Posted on 31. Oct, 2012 by Jeremy.
On October 26th, Social Planning Toronto (SPT), the Alliance for a Poverty-free Toronto, and SPT’s sister social planning councils released their “Action on Poverty” Profiles for each of the ridings in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton.
The release was held on this day because the following day, October 27th, was “Destitution Day” for single parent families – the day of the year on which a single parent recipient of Ontario works with one child, living at the poverty line in Toronto, would run out of money over the course of the year.
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Posted on 26. Oct, 2012 by Jeremy.
Story Behind the Stats
The Action on Poverty Riding Profiles are a joint initiative of the Durham, Hamilton, Halton, Peel, Toronto and York social planning councils. Individually, they offer a ‘snapshot’ of the extent and nature of poverty in 53 of the provincial/federal ridings in the ‘Golden Horseshoe,’ as well as an example of a positive initiative that addresses poverty at the local level. Viewed collectively, these profiles paint a portrait of poverty across the region, and offer an impressive array of responses to this critical challenge to our region.
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Media Release: October 27 is ‘Destitution Day’ for Single Parent Families on Social Assistance; Groups across the Golden Horseshoe Mark the Day with Release “Action on Poverty” Riding Profiles
Posted on 26. Oct, 2012 by Jeremy.
On Friday, October 26 at 10 a.m. at the Welcome Centre, 9100 Jane Street, Building H, Units 56-57 in Vaughan (Jane and Rutherford) six GTA area social planning councils are launching the “Action on Poverty” riding profiles for the Golden Horseshoe.
October 27th is “Destitution Day” for single parent families – the day of the year on which a single parent with one child who is receiving Social Assistance (“Ontario Works”), and living at the poverty line in Toronto, would run out of money for the year.
Today, social planning councils from Toronto, Durham, York, Peel, Halton and Hamilton, with the Alliance for a Poverty-Free Toronto are releasing a series of 53 “Action on Poverty” riding profiles to mark Destitution Day.
“As the Action on Poverty Riding Profiles attest, poverty profoundly shapes the lives of individuals and families across the Golden Horseshoe. Communities are doing their part to respond in a multitude of innovative and ambitious ways. Now it’s time for our federal and provincial governments to take action on poverty. At the provincial level, the government needs to get back to work. Poverty has not taken a pause,” remarks John Campey, Executive Director of Social Planning Toronto.
Highlighting the state of poverty in local communities across the Golden Horseshoe, and the inspiring actions local community groups are taking, the Action on Poverty riding profiles are being released just days following the launch of the Social Assistance Review Commission’s final report. Organizers are calling for the provincial government to reconvene to address the critical issues raised in the Social Assistance Review Commission’s report, as well as seeking action at the federal level in support of affordable housing and poverty eradication.
The profiles are available through the Social Planning Network of Ontario website at www.spno.ca
Contact: John Campey at firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-351-0095 x260 or (c) 647-283-9657