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November 15, 2016
SURVEY: Be heard on how Ontario sets up its basic income pilot
SURVEY: Be heard on how Ontario sets up its basic income pilot

Last week, the Province released Hugh Segal's report on the design and implementation of the Provincial Ontario pilot along with some information about the consultation process. That announcement is simple, spartan almost, and has a link to a short survey clearly intended for the public at large including those who may not be at all familiar with the basic income concept.

November 2, 2016
Living Wage Week

The first week of November marks Living Wage Week in Ontario. Kingston's recalculated living wage was announced at that time.

October 17, 2016
Chew on This 2016
Chew on This 2016

Sixty-four communities across Canada participated in the annual ChewOnThis campaign, calling for an inclusive anti-poverty strategy.

September 28, 2016
Warmth on Wednesday afternoon at the market
Warmth on Wednesday afternoon at the market

The special event at Kingston's Community Harvest Market made for a warm and friendly Wednesday afternoon.

July 15, 2016
A global call for just solutions on every level
A global call for just solutions on every level

Climate change is a global problem that hurts vulnerable people most. In Canada, it disproportionately affects seniors and those with pre-existing health problems, remote and First Nations communities, low-income individuals, and the marginalized.

July 14, 2016
Students give witness to social teaching in an homage to 20 years of social justice vigils
Students give witness to social teaching in an homage to 20 years of social justice vigils

Throughout the month of April, students in each of the 39 schools of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board were asked to show mercy by standing in solidarity with those who experience injustice. They did that by holding vigils and pilgrimages that honoured the legacy of the Sisters of Providence and vigil-keepers who held a Friday vigil in front of Kingston City Hall for 20 years. 

July 14, 2016
Through the eyes of children
Through the eyes of children

A fascinating new web-based PeaceQuest project will soon be providing teachers with an innovative tool to help students learn about war and peace - through the eyes of children.

May 17, 2016
An homage of vigils throughout April
An homage of vigils throughout April

In April, every school in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board held some version of a social justice vigil – honouring the 20 years of the Friday noon vigil undertaken by the Sisters of Providence with many others from the community.

April 28, 2016
Library Code of Conduct issue about respect for the poor and homeless
Library Code of Conduct issue about respect for the poor and homeless

The Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office took up the cause of the vulnerable when the Kingston Frontenace Public Library Board changed their patron code of conduct. 

April 18, 2016
Students share trip with Sisters
Students share trip with Sisters

On April 18, Regiopolis Notre Dame students and teachers shared how their mission trip to Jamaica changes their lives ... and maybe those of the people of Kingston, Jamaica as well

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