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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.

March 13, 2012
Food Security & Occupy movement
Food Security & Occupy movement

I took a stroll towards the Kingston Farmer’s Market today and decided I would stop by the “occupy” tent that had been established in Confederation Park as of Oct. 15th. I had been meaning to check it out, but had not found an opportune moment.

March 12, 2012
Remember Peace?
Remember Peace?

This past November the JPIC office initiated a public gathering that we called Remember Peace?

Why the question mark?

March 12, 2012
Energy & Poverty
Energy & Poverty

Energy Poverty was the topic of a noon hour talk by Bridget Doherty of the JPIC office of the Sisters of Providence. She was invited to appear as part of the Special Speakers Series at Queen’s Ban Righ Centre February 15.

November 16, 2011
Say No to Tar Sands
Say No to Tar Sands

A Canadian company plans to build a pipeline from Alberta’s Tar Sands to Texas. If approved by both the Canadian and American governments, the pipeline would transport diluted bitumen, a mixture of oil and sand.

June 22, 2011
Do the Math Challenge
Do the Math Challenge

“I have a fire in my belly,” Elaine Power, Queen’s Professor of Health & Kinesiology, explained during a wrap-up panel of Do the Math Challenge participants on May 26th at St. Vincent de Paul Society in front of an audience of about 30 people. The event was co-sponsored by the Food Providers’ Networking Group and the Kingston Community Roundtable for Poverty Reduction.

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