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Images from anti-austerity rally in Toronto

Photo: Krystalline Kraus
Friday's rally in Toronto was organized as a pre-budget showdown in response to the Drummond report.

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Out of the Cold program closures in Waterloo region

August 25, 2014
| Brayden, an organizer with Kitchener's Alliance Against Poverty, speaks about the Out of the Cold shelter and food program now that a fourth host site has backed out.
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June 27, 2014 |
Collective wealth comes from the taxes we all should pay. Tax havens, tax avoidance and regressive tax systems have steadily eroded this collective wealth. This has to stop.
Photo: Lynne Fernandez
| May 14, 2014
Photo: Vianney (Sam) Carriere/flickr
| March 3, 2014

Coalition pushes Ontario government to address youth unemployment

Photo: philippe leroyer/flickr

A $14 minimum wage and an overhaul to Ontario's employment and labour laws are among the recommendations a coalition of young workers and organizations will present to the The Premier's Council on Youth Opportunities February 27.

In Ontario, where youth unemployment rates are twice as high as the overall provincial youth unemployment rate, the job situation of young people has become a priority issue for many labour and anti-poverty organizations.

The recommendations are included in the report, "Addressing Youth Unemployment and Underemployment," the result of six months of consultations after an Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) hosted forum on youth underemployment.


Photo: Jeremy Shields/flickr
| February 18, 2014
| December 31, 2013

Ontario community fights for anti-poverty justice through creation of a quilt

Photo: Houselink Community Homes facebook
The 'Stitching Our Own Social Safety Net' campaign takes aim at the Wynn government in Ontario and their policies around affordable housing, minimum wage and social assistance.

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Anti-poverty quilt highlights Ontario's vast economic disparity and backwards priorities

photo: Houselink Community Homes facebook

People living in poverty unveiled a collective art piece more than 175 feet long on the Ontario Government lawn on October 17 to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. They urged the Wynne Government to repair the frayed social safety net.


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