‘Be a Voice’ contest engages local youth

‘Be a Voice’ contest engages local youth

High school students across Niagara were challenged to use their creativity to speak up on the issues of affordable housing and homelessness by participating in the ‘Be a Voice’ contest. The contest was organized by Habitat for Humanity Niagara in partnership with the District School Board of Niagara, Niagara Catholic District School Board, Niagara Regional […]

Federal leadership needed on poverty

Federal leadership needed on poverty

One in three who use food banks — such as the one at Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre — in Niagara are children, Niagara Poverty Reduction Network’s Lori Kleinsmith told Port Colborne council this past Monday night. Children, said Kleinsmith, also account for 13 per cent of the 67,525 shelter bed nights occupied in Niagara […]

Working to end poverty

Working to end poverty

Niagara Poverty Reduction Network’s work to end poverty will be highlighted by member Lori Kleinsmith Monday night at Port Colborne council. Kleinsmith will appear as a delegation before council and talk of the network’s work and three goals set out to direct that work. Those goals are to dispel myths about living in poverty, improve […]

Poverty can be reduced

Poverty can be reduced

Volunteers more than 25 communities across Canada, including six in Niagara, will be raising awareness of poverty and hunger issues this Friday, in recognition of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. They’ll also be asking citizens to join a strong call for a federal plan to address poverty As part of the day, […]

Vote for a poverty free Ontario

Vote for a poverty free Ontario

Niagara Poverty Reduction Network has launched a non-partisan Vote for a Poverty Free Ontario sign and brochure campaign. “The purpose of the campaign is to spark a conversation with all provincial election candidates and others you know about poverty issues and solutions, such as housing, access to dental care, income security, employment and wages, and […]