National Housing Strategy
Canpoli, Economic Justice

Keep Affordable Housing in the Federal Budget

Let’s not let affordable housing be another broken promise from Trudeau. 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness in a year. 1 in 5 renters spend more than half their income on housing. 1.5 million households can’t find decent housing they can afford. The affordability of housing for low-income families living in social and co‑operative housing is uncertain,… Continue reading Keep Affordable Housing in the Federal Budget

Activism, Economic Justice, Upcoming events

Solidarity rally for Caterpillar workers in London, ON – Sat Jan 21

Electro-Motive, a subsidiary of U.S. industrial giant Caterpillar Inc., wants to strong-arm workers at its London plant into a pay cut of over 50 percent, dropping hourly wages from $35 to $16.50. It is also imposing devastating cuts to benefits and pensions on members of CAW Local 27 at a time when the company has… Continue reading Solidarity rally for Caterpillar workers in London, ON – Sat Jan 21

Activism, Economic Justice

Rally to save City Services and Good Jobs ~ January 17th

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2k6qN8A93P8#! City Council will be voting on January 17, 18 and 19 on the 2012 City budget.  At present, there are $85 million in cuts on the table, as well as, a TTC fare hike and increases to recreation user fees.  The budget includes elimination of hundreds of good City jobs – jobs that employ… Continue reading Rally to save City Services and Good Jobs ~ January 17th

Activism, Economic Justice, public education

Understanding and Fighting Austerity: November 12th

Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly Day School, Saturday, November 12th  What are some of the forces that are driving the current crisis? How is it pushing forward the agenda of  business and governments to get working people and our organizations to tighten our belts and accept their calls for austerity? What forms is resistance taking around… Continue reading Understanding and Fighting Austerity: November 12th

Disability Movement, Economic Justice, Events

This Monday: Free Social Assistance Review hosted by ERDCO | #Disabilities #Toronto #li

Ethno-racial People with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario Invites you to attend a community meeting to talk about the Social Assistance Review in Ontario on: Monday August 22, 2011 1:00 - 4:00 P.M. Ryerson University, 99 Gerrard St. East, Room EPH 222 AT THE COMMUNITY MEETING: You will learn about the commission the provincial government has… Continue reading This Monday: Free Social Assistance Review hosted by ERDCO | #Disabilities #Toronto #li

Activism, Disability Movement, Economic Justice, public education

Some follow up to the post I made earlier about the #disabled man who stood up for #student rights in the #UK

Following the interview I posted earlier this week, complaints have been made to the BBC. McIntyre has posted his thoughts on the interview to his blog, and says he finds the whole situation not that surprising. As for me, the whole situation has inspired me to keep tabs on how austerity measures are impacting people… Continue reading Some follow up to the post I made earlier about the #disabled man who stood up for #student rights in the #UK

Activism, Disability Movement, Economic Justice, public education

#Disabled Man w #CP gives #BBC a reality check! #solidarity @jodymcintyre

  This video made my morning.  Setting aside some CP solidarity bias, this guy is awesome.  The BBC clearly wanted to seek public support against the protests against this video, but McIntyre did not let that happen.  I wish I could shake your hand man.   Here in Canada, we experienced similar incidents during and… Continue reading #Disabled Man w #CP gives #BBC a reality check! #solidarity @jodymcintyre