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April 8, 2014
But I'm Hungry
But I'm Hungry

Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation staff member Tara Kainer's first book of poetry was published in 2011 by Hidden Brook Press. She read this poem at the Put Food in the Budget inquiry into poverty in Ontario in September.

April 7, 2014
Precariat: A new word for an old and growing problem
Precariat: A new word for an old and growing problem

The precariat? What's that? The funny-sounding word has recently been creeping from university seminar rooms into public discussion. Precarious work + the proletariat = the "precariat."

April 7, 2014
'Energy poverty' - when it costs too much to stay warm
'Energy poverty' - when it costs too much to stay warm

Imagine you have two children. You work full time at the store down the road. Your husband is a cook at the local restaurant. When the bill for heating and lighting your home arrives, you receive quite a shock.

May 3, 2013
'I just can't figure out why our boys had to go through that'
'I just can't figure out why our boys had to go through that'

Those 13 words speak volumes about the why of war. Particularly since they were uttered at a 1936 Vimy Ridge Pilgrimage by Canada’s first Silver Cross Mother.

May 3, 2013
3rd World Canada youth drum up support for change
3rd World Canada youth drum up support for change

Last fall, the Sisters of Providence, the Rotary Club of Cataraqui, Kingston, along with a host of organizations and caring citizens, welcomed the 3rd World Canada Tour.

November 20, 2012
Living Wage
Living Wage

Kingston has a new Living Wage Campaign. We’re joining other Canadian cities where social justice advocates are promoting the simple idea that a job should pay enough to provide a decent standard of living.

November 20, 2012
Food for thought
Food for thought

Kingston’s representative at Queen’s Park is elevating the profile of people struggling to survive on social assistance.

October 3, 2012
Put Food in the Budget
Put Food in the Budget

Put Food in the Budget videos produced by the Sisters of Providence available here. Part 1 follows ‘Dollton’ on his visit to Kingston. Part 2 focuses on John Gerretsen’s poverty challenge as he spends a day in the shoes of the poor of Kingston.

July 13, 2012
Poverty Challenge Tour
Poverty Challenge Tour

On a steamy hot July day, Kingston’s representative at Queen’s park followed through on an earlier promise to spend a day living like a person on social assistance.

March 29, 2012
Poverty Challenge 2012
Poverty Challenge 2012

Kingston’s Poverty Challenge is an intense one-day summit on poverty for high school students and teachers in the Kingston area. The 4th annual Challenge was held on March 28th at Duncan McArthur Hall on the Queen’s West Campus.

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