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LET’S LOOK AT ELECTIONS
Peel Poverty Action Group and Municipal Matters (part of Peel Regional Labour Council) are hosting briefings on poverty issues for all municipal candidates and voters in Peel.

Candidates, their supporters, friends, activists, and the general public are invited to briefings on health issues. Find out how much over-eating and under-exercising cost taxpayers in Peel and what candidates can do about it.
Admission is free. Presenters work with non-profit health organizations in Peel and know their stuff.

Two events, same presentation at each:

Thursday, 25 September, 2014
6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Knights Table
4 – 287 Glidden Road
Brampton ON L6W 1H9
(east off Kennedy Road, two lights north of Steeles)
Free refreshments. Donations invited.

Wednesday, 8 October, 2014
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
St. Stephen’s on the Hill United Church
998 Indian Road
Mississauga L5H 1R5
(exit the QEW south at Mississauga Road, then west on Indian Road)

PPAG wants to ensure that all candidates understand the plights of poverty, and that poverty problems are stated at every all-candidates’ meeting.
Voters elect municipal councillors Monday, 27 October, 2014, but candidates have registered to run — and have started raising money for campaigns — since 2 January, 2014. Deadline for registering to run for municipal office was September 12, 2014.
To find out more, check your own municipality:
Click for Brampton
Click for Caledon
Click for Mississauga

At national level, a federal election must take place before 19 October, 2015.


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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.

OUR MISSION

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.

MEMBERSHIP

PPAG welcomes as members all those concerned about poverty in Peel. No membership fee.

FOR MORE INFORMATION E-MAIL:

Peel Poverty Action Group

TOUGH TIMES HAS MOVED TO A NEW SITE
Among PPAG’s activities is production of Tough Times, a 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