YPAC is hosting a community town hall on May 24th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm in Peterborough, ON, at Kenner CVI, 633 Monaghan Road South.
This event will provide members of the community an opportunity to seek answers on anti-poverty issues from a panel of community leaders, and provincial election candidates for the riding of Peterborough-Kawartha.
Attendees will hear candidates and organisation representatives answer questions from the audience and major non-profit groups about their plans/visions for poverty reduction after the June 7th Ontario election.
Questions are set to be answered in two sections: one with pre-determined material, the second with open questions from the floor. Topics will include social assistance access, employment, healthcare, transportation, and more. Questions will not be sent to panelists in advance, in order to seek honest and reflective answers from our speakers.
Current – panel subject to minor change – will include: Sean Conway (NDP), Gianne Broughton (Green), Jacob Currier (Libertarian), Rob Roddick (Trillium), and Marion Burton (Peterborough Labour Council).
The event is open to the public, free of charge. Please share throughout your networks, friends, and family! We hope to see you there, and thank you for participating in democracy with us!
Let us know if you are attending, by filling out the contact form below!
November 13th, Amnesty International will be having a meeting in Peterborough. The location is Sadleir House from 7pm – 9pm. Workshops will be a part of the meeting, if you are interested please attend.
November 4th, there will be a Peterborough Activism Roundtable, a part of Amnesty International. The discussion will be at Sadleir House, Hobbs Library from 11am – 3pm. It is of no cost and is an opportunity to meet supporters of Amnesty International. For more details see Activism Roundtable
November 20th, YPAC will be kicking off its labour rights campaign. Details of the campaign are to be announced so please check the website for additional updates. If you would like updates directly to your email, sign up for YPAC updates.
On November 15th YPAC will be hosting an anti – poverty education community workshop. It will be held at Kenner CVI in their library from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Details on the event particulars are to be announced, come and support awareness for anti – poverty.
November 9th, an event will be held to discuss Peterborough’s Local Treaties. It will be held at the Ernie and Florence Benedict Gathering Space at Gzowski College from 7pm – 9pm. The event is free and there will be speakers such as Chief Phyllis Williams and panelists who will be discussing our local treaties.
On November 3rd, the Ontario Basic Income Network will be hosting a free public discussion on basic income. The event is a chance to explore how basic income may benefit the town. The conference is located at Fleming College’s Frost Campus, 200 Albert Street South Lindsay at the Glenn Crombie Theatre Room 250. The event will be from 3:30pm – 5:30pm and registration opens at 3pm. For more details see here
October 30th there will be a friendly political debate entitled Screw the System. If you would like to join in on the fun and lively discussion, the talk will be held at the Whistle Stop from 6:30pm – 8pm. Please come down and share your thoughts with YPAC members and others in the community.
October 30th from 5pm – 6pm, the Peterborough Peace Council and YMCA Peace Week invites people from the community to act for peace and build community by walking and sharing in the monthly vigil. The walk will take place at the Northeast corner of George and McDonell. To learn more please visit here
October 29th, at the University of Toronto Bernie Sanders will be speaking on the topic of universal health care. The talk will be taking place at Convocation Hall at 11am. It is a free event, but registration is needed. Registration is open now so if you are interested please go here to register. Registration does not guarantee admittance so please register as soon as you are interested.