Community Events and Opportunities

Action Against Poverty Town Hall – May 24th

YPAC Town Hall Ad, May 24th 2018

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!


Understanding Our Local Treaties in Peterborough

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.

Basic Income Conference in Lindsay

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

Bernie Sanders to speak at the University of Toronto

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.