When: October 21, 2008

Time: 10:00 AM

Where: Workers’ Arts and Heritage Centre
51 Stuart Street, Hamilton MAP
(#4 Bayfront, get off MacNab, 1 block right)
Bus tickets and light refreshments will be available.

The Ontario Government promised to introduce a poverty reduction plan this year. However, recent comments by the Premier indicate he might delay this action. We are asking for a reduction of poverty by 25% in 5 years! Come and help us launch 5,000 postcards to minister Deb Matthews, responsible for Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Plan, urging her to declare 25 in 5! Join leaders from local anti-poverty groups, city of Hamilton, McMaster, faith groups, social service agencies, business, and concerned individuals
As we send our message to Queen’s Park… Invest in a poverty-free Ontario! We can’t afford not to!

The Hamilton Work Group for Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy will announce the number of signed postcards that will be forwarded to Minister Deb Matthews in support of the 25 in Declaration. The anti-poverty quilt used as an illustration on the postcard will be on display as guest speakers from a variety of fields will speak to the 25 in 5 Declaration.

Hamilton Working Group on Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy
Co?chairs: Brooke Camplin, camplib@muss.cis.mcmaster.ca or
Deirdre Pike, 905.522.1148, ext. 302