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August 16, 2010
Prison Reflection
Prison Reflection

As the sky darkened and the rains came down on the non violent demonstration and resistance to the closure of the Prison farms on Sunday, August 8, a little boy said, “Even God is sad.”

July 14, 2010
Innovative Food Projects/ Part of Solution
Innovative Food Projects/ Part of Solution

Enhancing food security in Kingston is fast becoming a poverty reduction strategy. High rents and utility costs make it increasingly difficult for low-income earners to make ends meet and because food is one of the few flexible costs in a household budget, it is the first to shrink –or disappear altogether — leaving food banks and meal programs as the only options.

July 14, 2010
Ending the savage inequalities of poverty
Ending the savage inequalities of poverty

Over the past few months people of faith and other community leaders fanned out into some thirty Ontario communities as part of another massive “social audit” organized by the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition. ISARC, supported by the Sisters of Providence, made a special effort here in Kingston, where the Justice & Peace Office spearheaded a similar effort in 2002.

July 14, 2010
Enthusiastic Group Demands Action
Enthusiastic Group Demands Action

A local farmer first discovered the plan to close Canada’s six remaining prison farms in February of 2009. Since then, the opposition to the proposed closure has been growing across the country.

July 13, 2010
Living Generously
Living Generously

Sister Pauline Lally introduced Kingston author, Larry Scanlan, to a capacity crowd during a book launch on May 19th at Providence Motherhouse.

July 13, 2010
Heating Homes – Saving The Planet

The inability to pay for utility costs is the second highest reason for homelessness. This is why Sisters of Providence are members of the steering committee with the Low Income Energy Network (LIEN) in Toronto. 

April 29, 2010
Awakening the Dreamer, changing the Dream
Awakening the Dreamer, changing the Dream

The workshop delivered on its promise to disturb, inspire and force real action on environmental sustainability.

April 21, 2010
ISARC Social Audit – taking the pulse of our city
ISARC Social Audit – taking the pulse of our city

It was exactly eight years ago this month — well before I started working here at Heathfield — that I arrived at the Vincentian Room to meet other local volunteers. The occasion? Sister Pailine Lally, heading up the Justice & Peace Office, had organized a “social audit” of the Kingston community for the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC).

April 21, 2010
Time running out to save prison farms
Time running out to save prison farms

Time is running out to save prison farms. In a few months, the Frontenac Institution dairy herd will be auctioned off. This herd genetically dates back to the 1800’s and when it’s sold, the decision to close Canada’s prison farms is virtually irreversible.

December 31, 2009
350 Climate Change
350 Climate Change

350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide, measured in parts per million in our atmosphere. It’s the number humanity needs to avoid runaway climate change. Read more about the involvement of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul to encourage real change. This photo was taken at the “Fill the Hill” event in Ottawa on Oct. 25th.

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