The Dignity for All event titled "What's Next? How to Address Poverty in Canada" has now been rescheduled for the evening of February 14th, 2012. Following a last minute vote in the House of Commons, the event was moved from December 5th so as to ensure our panel of MPs was able to attend.
Please see the revised invitation below in both English and French. We hope you are able to attend, or as many of you did for the previous event, encourage your MP to participate.
Dignity for All: the campaign for a poverty-free Canada invites you to join a national conversation:
What’s next: How do we Address Poverty in Canada?
Amidst growing public concern about inequality, how can we work together to address this issue for those who feel its effects most, the poorest 10% of Canadians? The evidence and research are in. What sort of meaningful action is needed now at the federal level?
On Tuesday, February 14th from 5:30-7 p.m., the Dignity for All campaign for a poverty-free Canada is hosting “What’s next? How do we Address Poverty in Canada” at the Booth Building, Room 2-2, 165 Sparks Street. Please join us for a lively and engaging conversation on where we go from here on the poverty front in light of the recent federal government reports on the issue: the Senate’s In from the Margins report (2009), the House Committee’s Federal Poverty Reduction Plan (2010), and the National Council of Welfare’s The Dollars and Sense of Solving Poverty (2011). Featuring a panel of MPs, a person with lived experience of poverty, and a representative from Dignity for All, there will be opportunities to hear perspectives, share ideas, and ask questions about what next steps are needed to address poverty in Canada.
This event is co-sponsored by MP Jean Crowder and MP Rodger Cuzner, and is also made possible by the support of CUPE.