WELCOME TO PEEL POVERTY ACTION GROUP’S BLOG
PPAG MEMBERSHIP MEETING
PPAG’s next membership meeting is set for 9.30 a.m. Friday, 13 December, 2013, Canadian Coptic Centre, 1245 Eglinton Avenue West, Mississauga. Everyone is welcome.
LET’S LOOK AT ELECTIONS
Watch for announcements of meetings to talk about specific poverty issues and whether they should figure in elections. Volunteer to join or lead a discussion group on these or other poverty topics:
Dental care, affordable housing, cheaper transit, temp agencies, and more.
PPAG wants to ensure that all candidates in coming elections understand the plights of poverty, and that poverty problems are stated at every all-candidates’ meeting.
Voters elect municipal councillors 27 October, 2014, but candidates can register to run — and start raising money for the campaign — from 2 January, 2014.
An Ontario election must take place before 1 October, 2015, and a federal election before 19 October, 2015. Either government could call an election before those dates.
WHO BELONGS TO PPAG
Peel Poverty Action Group (PPAG) is composed of people who are homeless, who are struggling, service providers, advocates and individuals working towards the elimination of poverty in the Region of Peel.
HOW WE BEGAN
PPAG began in November, 1997, arising from a Child Poverty Forum sponsored by the Social Planning Council of Peel.
PPAG’s mission is to work toward eliminating poverty by increasing awareness and sensitivity to the needs of those affected by poverty and to advocate for positive social change.
WHAT WE TRY TO DO
We provide information, resources, education, to service agencies, people who are affected by poverty and the community at large. We help form links and partnerships with those affected by poverty, service providers, and all levels of government to alleviate poverty and work towards eliminating it. We encourage the community to work towards social change.
TOUGH TIMES HAS MOVED TO NEW SITE
Among PPAG’s activities is production of Tough Times, a quarterly (as of 2013) tabloid newspaper covering social justice and other issues. It is distributed to people who are homeless, using soup kitchens, food banks, families who are struggling, people who try to help them, including social service organizations, faith groups, labour unions, service clubs, politicians and others. It is available in libraries and public building throughout Peel Region. Click for Tough Times
PPAG welcomes as members all those concerned about poverty in Peel. No membership fee.
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