Archive for March, 2011

Survey for Women Living in Poverty

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Bringing in Women's Voices

Are you a women living in poverty? A women’s advocacy group called Bringing in Women’s Voices would like to hear from you.

Click here to take a short survey that will tell them the changes you want to see in Ontario legislation that will help women living in poverty.

Tell others about this survey on Facebook.

April Meal Calendar

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Meal calendar

Every month the Middlesex-London Health Unit publishes a list of free meals around the city.

Click here to open the April calendar PDF in a new browser window.

Click here to open the April list of free meal locations PDF in a new browser window.

All Our Sisters

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

All Our Sisters logo

ALL OUR SISTERS 2011 National Forum, being hosted in London, Ontario from May 9 11, 2011, is the first national forum on housing and safe communities for women in Canada.

This Forum has been created in consultation with women of lived experience of homelessness and other experts from across Canada, and is being presented by and for service providers, policy makers, researchers, social activists, and women with lived experience and all of us who care about the issue of women and homelessness.

Just a few of the highlights of this Forum include:
– Four (4) engaging plenary presentations featuring women with lived experience of homelessness and diverse expertise
– Plenary address by BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE international performer and Womens Rights Advocate
– More than fifty (50+) breakout sessions focussed on a diverse variety of topics customize your program
– Presenters and delegates are coming from across Canada to participate connect with new colleagues
– Pre-Forum Workshop planned by and for women who are homeless or under-housed to explore how
– Community Based Participatory Research can support our action to end homelessness
– Access to unique resources and learning opportunities in Our Gathering Place A Resource Room
– Escape to Our Sisters Space – a comforting, soothing place to relax, reflect and escape the busyness of the Forum

Also unique is the design of our program content; we aim to move participants from listening and learning about the realities of homelessness from many perspectives, to considering and exploring successful programs, to engaging in strategies to move forward:

– Monday Unite Our Voices: Recognizing Realities and Barriers
– Tuesday Create Safety: Ensuring Security of Housing and Safe Communities
– Wednesday Be The Change: Moving Forward

You are invited to register today to be part of this ground-breaking grassroots event!

To keep up to date, to register on-line, and to access other resources, visit the All Our Sisters website: www.alloursisters.ca

Click here to open a PDF of the All Our Sisters brochure in a new browser window.

Click here to open a PDF of the All Our Sisters media release in a new browser window.

Help Yourself Through Hard Times

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Help Yourself Through Hard Times booklet

The City of London publishes a booklet called Help Yourself Through Hard Times that lists local services and resources to help people.

Click here to open a PDF of the booklet in a new browser window.

Survey for Immigrants or Refugees

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Painting of a house by an LMHC Summer Recreation Program participant

Are you an immigrant or refugee who lives in Ontario and came to Canada in the last six months to 10 years?

Are you interested in sharing your thoughts on the kinds of services that are available for newcomers to Canada?

If so, the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) needs you!

They are asking participants to complete a confidential online survey. It takes about 30 minutes to complete and can be read in 12 languages: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Tagalog, Urdu.

The survey link is http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/383142/MOH.

Participants must be over the age of 18. Participants may choose to be entered into a draw for 1 of 10 prizes of $100.

Please encourage your family and friends to participate!

You can also find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/makingontariohomesurvey.

Spring Folks and Facts

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

March 2010 Folks and Facts
LMHC publishes a quarterly newsletter for tenants called Folks and Facts.

Click here to open a PDF of the spring issue of Folks and Facts in a new browser window.

For previous issues of Folks and Facts, visit the Folks and Facts page.