"We need a Federal anti-poverty plan. Join the Chew on This campaign to take part and lend your voice: www.chewonthis.ca ." Image by Chew On This.

“We need a Federal anti-poverty plan. Join the Chew on This campaign to take part and lend your voice: www.chewonthis.ca .” Image by Chew On This.

This video presents 1 of 7 Children live in Poverty in Canada.

In the following letter (Oct.15, 2014), the Make Poverty History Steering Committee is urging us to join them in calling for a Federal Anti-Poverty Plan:

THIS FRIDAY, Canadians across the country are sounding the alarm and calling for a Federal Anti-Poverty Plan. Join us in asking the government for systemic change to eradicate poverty and hunger.

Canada has a hunger problem:

  • 833,000 people in Canada visit the food banks each month
  • 1 in 3 people who rely on food banks are children
  • 1 in 8 people in Canada experience some level of food insecurity

Read more of Make Poverty History: Canadians, Please Add Your Voices to the Call for a Federal Anti-Poverty Plan Now

This video presents Classism in Canada.

  • Classism and poverty in British Columbia and Canada.

put-food-in-the-budget-classism

The Put Food in the Budget (PFIB) – a non-profit organization – invites you to an Equity Literacy Forum on Towards a Classism Reduction Strategy for Ontario, October 29, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at College Street United Church, 452 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Put Food in the Budget and several other grassroots social justice campaigns will be participating along with faith groups, unions, social planning councils and school boards from around the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) to host Dr. Paul Gorski who will be speaking on Equity Literacy – Towards a CLASSISM Reduction Strategy for Ontario.

The Major Topics of the Forum

  • De-bunking what we already know to be the un-true stereotypes of people living in poverty, which go unchallenged everyday in discourse across our communities and in our schools and institutions.
  • Reveal the systemic and pervasive nature of classism which perpetuates poverty, blames individuals for economic injustices, rejects real change and promotes a widespread reliance on charity to address social issues.

Please RSVP by Friday, Oct. 24th to Vanessa Bilenduke at Community Development Council Durham:

  • Email: vbilenduke@cdcd.org ,
  • Phone: 905-686-2661, ext. 117.

Here is your invite from Yvonne Kelly (Social Planning Council of York Region, Member of Freedom 90 and Put Food in the Budget Campaigns).

Read more of You’re Invited: Equity Literacy Forum- Towards a Classism Reduction Strategy for Ontario Oct.29, 2014

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling Kraft brand Double Cheddar Shredded Natural Cheese due to presence of plastic pieces.

  • CFIA Reference number: 9310.

Please click here for the description of the affected product.

The other details of this recall are as follows.

Read more of Health Hazard Alert: Kraft Brand Double Cheddar Shredded Natural Cheese is Recalled

Oct 17 is International Day for The Eradication of Poverty

Join PACC (Poverty Action For Change Coalition) for York Region’s representative 2014 event at Newmarket’s Riverwalk Commons, 200 Duncan St., outside The Lions Hall, simultaneously being held alongside events around the world to draw attention to those in poverty at home and abroad.

The International Day has been marked in Newmarket over 12 years now, and was originally designed 23 years ago, when launched in Paris France in front of the U.N. building, by a man of cloth who came from poverty and who wanted to make a difference, culminating with millions standing at once setting a world record for doing so in 2011! He has made a difference. You can too!

Come out and lend an ear or voice on Oct 17 2014!

Tom Pearson
Chair, PACC (Poverty Action For Change Coalition)

Here are the key highlights of this International Day for The Eradication of Poverty, a FREE event in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.

Read more of You’re Invited: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, York Region Oct.17, 2014, 7-10 PM

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is advising consumers of a possible food tampering situation involving potatoes harvested and packed by Linkletter Farms Ltd. of Summerside, PEI.

  • Linkletter Farms Ltd. is voluntarily withdrawing certain products following a consumer complaint in which a metal object appears to have been inserted into a potato.
  • As tampering is a criminal offense, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is leading the investigation into this matter.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is supporting the investigation.

Please click here for the descriptions of the affected products.

  • There have been no confirmed illnesses or injuries associated with the consumption of these products.
  • As a precaution, consumers should carefully check potatoes for foreign objects.

The other details of this recall are as follows.

Read more of Recalling Potatoes Packed by Linkletter Farms Ltd., PEI, Due to Suspected Food Tampering

Above, electron microscope image of E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. (In reality E. coli is not mauve; the mauve colour is added as visual aid.)

Above, electron microscope image of E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. (In reality E. coli is not mauve; the mauve colour is added as visual aid.)

This is an update to the previous blogs,

This recall was triggered by the E. coli O157:H7 foodborne outbreak investigation led by Alberta Health Services (http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/10353.asp) and supported by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

  • As the investigation proceeds, if other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
  • Alberta Health Services and the CFIA are verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.
  • Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage is recalling frozen, raw, ground chicken products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.
    • Consumers should not consume the recalled products.
  • Please click here for the descriptions and photos of these affected products.
    • The affected frozen, raw, ground chicken products were sold in Alberta.
  • Confirmed Cases of E.coli O157:H7
    July 15, 2014 to October 2, 2014*:

    North Zone  7
    Edmonton Zone  55
    Central Zone  7
    Calgary Zone  85
    South Zone  12
    Total  166

    * Case Numbers are updated, by 5 p.m., daily, Monday – Friday. Case Numbers are not updated on weekends or statutory holidays.

    • There have been four reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The other details of this recall are as follows.
Read more of E. coli Outbreak’s 3rd Recall List: Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage Brand Ground Chicken Products

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling Kirkland Signature Brand Stuffed Salmon due to metal fragments.

  • CFIA Reference number: 9301.

Please click here for the description of the affected product.

The other details of this recall are as follows.

Read more of Health Hazard Alert: Kirkland Signature Brand Stuffed Salmon is Recalled