This is What the Recession Looks Like: Demands for Government to Take Action

Date: Thursday June 11, 2009
Time: 9:15 am.
Place: 588 Queen Street West. St Christopher House
The Meeting Place: NW corner Queen and Bathurst

The Recession Relief Coalition will release a Bulletin outlining the impact of this severe recession on people and community organizations and the failure of our social safety net to support people's urgent needs. We are working with community groups and organizations to monitor the impact of the recession and call for action and solutions and hope other communities across Canada will replicate this work in their communities.


  • John Stapleton (Recession Relief Coalition, Fellow -St Christopher House/Metcalf Foundation);
  • Winnie Ng (Co-Chair, Good Jobs for All Coalition),
  • Laurie Campbell (Executive Director of Credit Canada);
  • Michael Oliphant (Daily Bread Food Bank);
  • Mike Creek (Coordinator Voices from the Street).

People attending this event will include community based agencies and people affected by the recession.

The Recession Relief Coalition is a broad-based group of organizations and individuals concerned about the impact of the recession on Canada's most vulnerable people.  Over 260 organizations and over 1,100 individuals endorsed the coalition's call on the federal government to create a recession relief fund to prevent cuts to non profit agencies serving vulnerable communities and to increase funding to support vital social services including homelessness programs, settlement services, and employment supports.

Contacts: John Stapleton (416-988-5936) or Ann Fitzpatrick (416 -924-4646 x.3482)

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