Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

Due to overwhelming response, the forum registration has been closed. Proceedings from the forum will be available online following the event.

Taking Action on Poverty, Poor Health and Bad Jobs

The Community Social Planning Council of Toronto, Wellesley Institute and University of Toronto’s Social Assistance in the New Economy Project invite you to take part in this one-day research and action forum.

Monday, February 9 from 9:00-3:30
Metro Central YMCA
20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto

Join us for:

Keynote address by Dr. David McKeown, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health

Release of research findings from our new report “Sick and Tired: The Compromised Health of Social Assistance Recipients and the Working Poor in Ontario”

Discussion of research findings from our recent release “Poverty is Making Us Sick: A Comprehensive Survey of Income and Health in Canada”

A choice of three afternoon action workshops on poverty reduction campaigns, labour market and income security initiatives, and health equity advocacy.
Workshop speakers include Dr. Gary Bloch (Medical Reform Group), Anne Egger (Health Providers Against Poverty), Jacquie Maund (Campaign 2000), Pat Capponi (25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction), Nancy Vander Plaats and Mike Yale (ODSP Action Coalition), Neethan Shan (Colour of Poverty Campaign), Jennifer d’Andrade (Volunteer Health Clinic for the Uninsured and Homeless), Judy Persad (Good Jobs for All Coalition), Karen Dick (Workers’ Action Centre) and many more.

Registration is full. Lunch is provided. This event is free of charge.

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