Churches doing their part to combat poverty

News Mar 23, 2011 Ancaster News

The Association of Dundas Churches organized a community event at the Memorial Community Centre last fall called Poverty in the Valley.

Several hundred concerned citizens from all walks of life attended, including government representatives. The afternoon was designed as a forum to listen, learn and share experiences about poverty. The event highlighted that poverty does exist in Dundas at a level often beyond the awareness of many.

The association now hopes to go beyond the norms of traditional charity by trying to make a real and lasting difference for those who are most affected by the escalating poverty.

The first step was to approach all three levels of government to make some specific proposals, including a federal action plan to reduce poverty in Canada; support for a $100 a month provincial healthy food supplement for those on social assistance; continue to support poverty prevention measures such as making Hamilton a Living Wage Community and expanded housing allowance/rent supplement for social housing.

Churches doing their part to combat poverty

News Mar 23, 2011 Ancaster News

The Association of Dundas Churches organized a community event at the Memorial Community Centre last fall called Poverty in the Valley.

Several hundred concerned citizens from all walks of life attended, including government representatives. The afternoon was designed as a forum to listen, learn and share experiences about poverty. The event highlighted that poverty does exist in Dundas at a level often beyond the awareness of many.

The association now hopes to go beyond the norms of traditional charity by trying to make a real and lasting difference for those who are most affected by the escalating poverty.

The first step was to approach all three levels of government to make some specific proposals, including a federal action plan to reduce poverty in Canada; support for a $100 a month provincial healthy food supplement for those on social assistance; continue to support poverty prevention measures such as making Hamilton a Living Wage Community and expanded housing allowance/rent supplement for social housing.

Churches doing their part to combat poverty

News Mar 23, 2011 Ancaster News

The Association of Dundas Churches organized a community event at the Memorial Community Centre last fall called Poverty in the Valley.

Several hundred concerned citizens from all walks of life attended, including government representatives. The afternoon was designed as a forum to listen, learn and share experiences about poverty. The event highlighted that poverty does exist in Dundas at a level often beyond the awareness of many.

The association now hopes to go beyond the norms of traditional charity by trying to make a real and lasting difference for those who are most affected by the escalating poverty.

The first step was to approach all three levels of government to make some specific proposals, including a federal action plan to reduce poverty in Canada; support for a $100 a month provincial healthy food supplement for those on social assistance; continue to support poverty prevention measures such as making Hamilton a Living Wage Community and expanded housing allowance/rent supplement for social housing.