MEETINGS, MEETINGS, MEETINGS
Peel Poverty Action Group meets the second Thursday of every month.
Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 9.30 a.m. Newcomer Centre of Peel 165 Dundas Street West, Mississauga
This is a public meeting. Everybody welcome.
1. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
2. AGENDA : REVIEW /ADDITIONS
3. FOLLOW-UP FROM PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES/UPDATES
4. PPAG presentation on Ontario Early Years and Child Care Consultation [pdf file]
5. PPAG presentation to Finance Minister for 2017 budget, deadline Feb. 17 [pdf file]
6. UPDATE ON PEEL POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY GROUP
7. AFFORDABLE HOUSING STRATEGIES AND UPDATE
8. PPAG presentation re MINIMUM BASIC INCOME PILOT PROJECT [pdf file]
9. TOUGH TIMES NEWSPAPER (UPDATES /UPCOMING ISSUE)
NEXT MEETING MARCH 9 2017, STARTING AT 9.30 A.M., JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY,134 MAIN STREET NORTH, JUST SOUTH OF CHURCH STREET, BRAMPTON
WHO BELONGS TO PPAG
Peel Poverty Action Group (PPAG) is composed of people who are homeless, who are struggling, service providers, labour unions, advocates, politicians, 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.
PPAG welcomes as members all those concerned about poverty in Peel. No membership fee.
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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