Throughout the year,  Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) supports a range of educational and advocacy initiatives focused on the elimination of poverty in Ontario, Canada.

One such initiative is the following Interfaith Dinner Invitation:

Perspectives on Social Justice
(Interfaith Dinner)

FREE

September 13, 2012

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity
10 Trinity Square
Toronto, Ontario

Moderator
Deacon Pedro Guevara Mann, Salt & Light TV

Opening Remarks
Laurel Rothman, National Coordinator, Campaign 2000

Please register for this FREE educational dinner event to hear faith perspectives on the theme of social justice. 

  • Space is limited
  • Register before September 9, 2012

Please click here for more information.

To register, please click here.

United Nations Designated October 17 as the International Day for The Eradication of Poverty

United Nations Designated October 17 as the International Day for The Eradication of Poverty

United Nations designated October 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly in developing countries.

In regards to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty as a public event in Newmarket (Ontario, Canada), Tom Pearson, Chairman of the Poverty Action for Change Coalition (P.A.C.C.), informs you in the following letter about the upcoming FREE activities as well as great opportunities for everyone to be involved on October 17, 2012:

Dear Friend,

As you may be aware, October 17 is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The internationally marked and United Nations acclaimed day features gatherings world-wide to draw attention to poverty and advocate on behalf.

For the past 8 years a public event has been held in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada featuring guest speakers, information booths, music / art related to poverty, and most important a microphone for speaking about poverty related issues – particularly those directly affected. In 2012 the location will be shifting north of Fairy Lake to the new Riverwalk Commons which has both an outdoor stage/area and indoor hall. Traditionally the event includes serving up a free meal and hot soup to attendees / passersby.

P.A.C.C., which also acts as the York Region Make Poverty History chapter, has hosted this event in the past along with community partners providing assistance through volunteers, donations of food service, food, materials, cash donations, or payment through hosting a booth ($100 single – $175 double) at the event. PACC receives no government funding and relies on donations and cooperative partners to ensure this event is held. For 2012 we’d like to see more participation from community groups related to poverty – as the event is a vital tool for advocacy.

This year we hope to attract some additional speakers and booths to help generate fodder for discussion, and to attract and engage politicians through forums including low income home-owner developer presenters and movie / media presentations.

Past participants have included The York Region Food Network, Alliance to end Homelessness, Blue Door Shelters, Canadian Mental Health Y.R., Legal Clinic of York Region, Operation Sparrow, Krasman Centre, Ninos Kom Tin, Talk-2-One messaging systems, Housing Help Centre YR, various churches, performers, poets, politicians, and others.

Should this interest your organization to participate or join our organizing committee, please let us know.

You can view more on Oct 17 past years’ highlights via www.povertyacc.com/getinvolved.

Thank-you,

Tom Pearson – povertyacc@gmail.com289-221-0928

Chairman, Poverty Action for Change Coalition

Mail to: 580 Brickell Place Newmarket l3x1y4 – Cheques to: P.A.C.C.

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