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Tag Archive "poverty"

Special Urgency to the United Way Campaign this year

Through literally dozens of independent agencies, United Way makes support services possible for isolated seniors, people escaping abuse, those dealing with addiction issues, children managing grief, people dealing with disabilities, families facing food insecurity or ...

Halton’s Comprehensive Housing Strategy endorsed

On October 16, 2019, Halton Regional Council endorsed the Comprehensive Housing Strategy 2014-2024 – Five-year Review, which ensures Halton Region is building communities that continue to meet the diverse housing needs of residents.

Impact Report United Way of Halton & Hamilton

Impact Report for 2018/19 released by United Way

“This Impact Report highlights the many ways that your investment is connecting our neighbours to the social supports they need to live and prosper.

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OP ED: Health Care – how to control the costs

Today health care consumes 42 cents of every dollar spent on provincial programs. This increased from 35 cents since 1998, and barring a major course in direction, it is estimated that 50 cents of every ...

Oakville Community Foundations Report

Creating Vital Solutions – Building Foundations across Oakville

This October 18, 2016 at Film.ca Cinemas on Speers Road, the Oakville Community Foundation, its community partners and sponsors presented eager spectators with their 2016 Creating Vital Solutions – Building Foundations Across Oakville report.

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Board chair sleeps in car for a week to raise awareness for Halton’s homeless

More than 750 Halton families are forced to sleep in their cars, on a friend’s couch, on the street, or in a shelter on any given night of the week.

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Halton Region awards over $200,000 to food security programs

On July 13, 2016, Regional Council approved $212,500 in funding for 13 community programs and projects that will support the health and well-being of Halton residents that have inadequate access to food.

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“Share the Hope” Walk helps break cycle of poverty

Registration is now open for Home Suite Hope’s 3rd Annual Share the Hope Walk on Sunday, May 1 at  stunning lakeside Coronation Park in West Oakville.

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Oakville NDP To Hold Public Event Featuring Guest Speaker Sarah McPherson

The Oakville New Democratic Party Riding Association is holding an open, public meeting featuring Sarah McPherson, the Director of Communications and Development for the Oakville Community Foundation, who is presenting the recently-published Vital Signs.

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The Politics of Race in Oakville

Recently a writer called to ask me to comment on the launch of Ontario’s long promised Anti-Racism Directorate to address discrimination and evidence based disparities in the province. She asked me a very un-Canadian question.

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