WELCOME

Click for PPAG meetings for 2014
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LET’S LOOK AT ELECTIONS
Peel Poverty Action Group (PPAG) wants to ensure that all candidates in the municipal election, voting day October 27, 2014, understand the plights of poverty and that poverty problems are stated at every all-candidates’ meeting.
So PPAG is working with Municipal Matters (part of Peel Regional Labour Council) to present briefings on poverty issues for all municipal candidates and voters in Peel.
Candidates, their supporters, friends, activists, and the general public are invited. Watch of announcements of briefings.

To find out who is running and where, 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