You Are Invited to  an Online Public Meeting on Poverty in Niagara

Hosted by the Niagara District Council of Women – This Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 at 7:30 P.M. Find link for registering for this Public Meeting below

Posted November 14th, 2022 on Niagara At Large

A Press Release from The Niagara District Council of Women

On Wednesday November 16th  @ 7:30 p.m. The Niagara District Council of Women   (NDCW)  will  hold a public zoom meeting regarding :

Niagara, Ontario – Poverty’s  impacts on Niagara residents   and the potential   for  local and region-wide  programs  and  advocacy  to make a positive difference in  these  difficult times and the years ahead?”

Across the country, Canadians living in poverty are bearing the brunt of the steeply rising  costs of food,  rent, basic necessities such as heating, medical supplies and school and work equipment.

Laura Dumas, executive director of the not-for-profit group Start Me Up Niagara is among the guest panelists and speaders

The Niagara situation is no different , and as  the press sounds the alarm with reports of the  growing crisis of  rental evictions , dramatic increase in food bank use and tent homes in parks, Niagara  individuals, social service agencies,  citizen groups,  elected municipal  advocacy and action  voices are speaking out and planning  for  a better road ahead.

The meeting will feature panellists  Lori Watson Director of  Regional Niagara Social Assistance and  and Employment Opportunities ;  Elizabeth Zimmerman, Executive Director  YWCA Niagara , Laura Ip, St. Catharines Regional  Councillor, Susan Venditti, Community activist and Laura Dumas, Executive Director  Start Me Up Niagara.   

To register for the meeting e mail

NIAGARA AT LARGE Encourages You To Join The Conversation By Sharing Your Views On This Post In The Space Following The Bernie Sanders Quote Below.

“A Politician Thinks Of The Next Election. A Leader Thinks Of The Next Generation.” – Bernie Sanders


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