Information – Poverty Free Ontario https://povertyfreeontario.ca Pulling poverty out by the roots Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:07:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0 Letter to Susan Marjetti, Senior Managing Director, Ontario Region, CBC Radio https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2014/12/09/letter-susan-marjetti-senior-managing-director-ontario-region-cbc-radio/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2014/12/09/letter-susan-marjetti-senior-managing-director-ontario-region-cbc-radio/#respond Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:07:54 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=1128 This posting is courtesy of Put Food In The Budget We are dismayed by the misleading promotion from the CBC Toronto that the donations to food banks from this coming Friday’s Sounds of the Season program will ‘feed the city’. If you share our concern you can click here to send a letter to Susan Marjetti, Senior Managing Director, Ontario Region, CBC Radio. The research in our Discussion Paper – We...

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Urgent: Community-Based Housing and Homelessness Funding https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/11/26/urgent-community-based-housing-homelessness-funding/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/11/26/urgent-community-based-housing-homelessness-funding/#respond Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:36:46 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=1057 This is a letter from 27 organizations in communities across Ontario. Dear Premier Wynne, Minister Jeffrey, Minister Piruzza, and Minister McMeekin, We are writing as a coalition of concerned organizations to urge you to respond without delay to the growing crisis in housing and homelessness across Ontario. While there are many housing needs across the province, we need your government to commit...

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Ontario Government proposes more Poverty Reduction consultations; community groups say it’s time for Premier Wynne to act https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/07/26/ontario-government-proposes-more-poverty-reduction-consultations-community-groups-say-its-time-for-premier-wynne-to-act/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/07/26/ontario-government-proposes-more-poverty-reduction-consultations-community-groups-say-its-time-for-premier-wynne-to-act/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:53:20 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=1000 Five years after Ontario’s Liberal Government announced a Poverty Reduction Strategy, hundreds of thousands of people still don’t have enough money to pay their rent and buy their food. Food bank usage in Ontario is at record levels – rising from 374,000 people per month in 2008 to 413,000 in 2012, including 160,000 children.[1] Despite holding multiple consultations about poverty reduction and...

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Now is the time to tackle Poverty in Ontario https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/03/26/now-is-the-time-to-tackle-poverty-in-ontario/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/03/26/now-is-the-time-to-tackle-poverty-in-ontario/#respond Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:28:55 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=977 Hope you will consider sending a letter to your MPP with copies to the Premier and Opposition Leaders via the following link urging anti-poverty action as the 2013 Ontario provincial budget negotiation process unfolds. Please share with your friends and networks. http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1734&ea.campaign.id=19624 Inequality is taking a deeper hold in Ontario...

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Poverty Free Ontario Reminds Wynne of Her Commitment to Social Justice https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/02/06/poverty-free-ontario-reminds-wynne-of-her-commitment-to-social-justice/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/02/06/poverty-free-ontario-reminds-wynne-of-her-commitment-to-social-justice/#comments Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:58:27 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=951 In a letter to Premier-designate Kathleen Wynne, Poverty Free Ontario encourages Wynne to fulfill her promise as the “social justice” premier. Click HERE to read the full letter sent to Kathleen Wynne on behalf of Poverty Free Ontario and anti-poverty advocates representing groups and organizations in more than 20 communities across the province. The mission of Poverty Free Ontario is to eliminate...

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The 8th Day of Action to Stop Wage Theft https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2012/12/18/the-8th-day-of-action-to-stop-wage-theft/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2012/12/18/the-8th-day-of-action-to-stop-wage-theft/#comments Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:44:57 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=939 Today is the 8th Day of Action in the Workers Action Centre’s campaign to Stop Wage Theft against Ontario’s most vulnerable workers. At the link following, you will find Agripina’s story. She recounts how she had to go to the Ontario Labour Relations Board to win $8,000 owed to her by her employer. At the bottom of the page on this link, there is an email set up to send a message to the Minister...

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Call for Cross-Community Action on Social Assistance Review Discussion Paper #2 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2012/02/14/call-for-cross-community-action-on-social-assistance-review-discussion-paper-2/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2012/02/14/call-for-cross-community-action-on-social-assistance-review-discussion-paper-2/#comments Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:54:28 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=810 People and organizations in communities across Ontario who are concerned about the intolerable living conditions of recipients of Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) are urged to send a message to Commissioners Frances Lankin and Munir Sheikh regarding their Discussion Paper #2 released on February 2, 2012. PFO Bulletin #9 accompanying this call to action offers an...

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Commission for the Review of Social Assistance Releases Approaches for Reform https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2012/02/03/commission-for-the-review-of-social-assistance-releases-approaches-for-reform/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2012/02/03/commission-for-the-review-of-social-assistance-releases-approaches-for-reform/#comments Fri, 03 Feb 2012 14:33:13 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=798 The Commission has released Discussion Paper 2: Approaches for Reform. You can respond to the paper online through the Workbook or by sending in a submission. Discussion Paper 2: Approaches for Reform (PDF) Discussion Paper 2: Approaches for Reform (Word) The Commission has summarized the feedback received in response to the first discussion paper in What We Heard: A Summary of Discussions on...

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Give the Gift of Dignity This Holiday Season https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2011/12/19/give-the-gift-of-dignity-this-holiday-season/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2011/12/19/give-the-gift-of-dignity-this-holiday-season/#comments Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:02:51 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=779 Want to give the Gift of Dignity this Holiday Season? Sign our Petition to Put Food in the Budget of our neighbours on social assistance. An immediate increase of $100/month to enable people to purchase healthy food is a gift that: combats hunger and injustice reduces reliance on our already over-burdened food banks and volunteers is a start at eliminating some of the wasted time and energy that...

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Let’s Vote for a Healthy and Inclusive Community https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2011/09/29/lets-vote-for-a-healthy-and-inclusive-community/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2011/09/29/lets-vote-for-a-healthy-and-inclusive-community/#respond Thu, 29 Sep 2011 20:14:17 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=695 On the cusp of the provincial election Laurentian University Social Work students at the Centre for Research and Social Justice Policy and others speak out about eradicating poverty in Ontario and what they expect from politicians via the video below. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?

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