WaveMakers, Welfare Myths & OCAP on the March

Thursday, October 10th:

York Community Report: On September 22, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty held a march and community gathering in Allan Gardens in Toronto. With increasing cuts to social services in conjunction with gentrification efforts in the city centre, many neighbourhoods are becoming increasingly unaffordable for already vulnerable and underhoused people. OCAP is calling for action to actively take back this neighbourhood and ensure that vital services are provided for the people who live in the city. Maggie Reid spoke with many people who attended this march including neighbourhood residents, OCAP members and service workers. Visit them at: http://www.ocap.ca/

Feature Interview: There is often a great deal of misinformation and assumptions circulated about recipients of welfare. News Now’s Maggie Reid spoke with sociology professor Alan Sears about some of these myths, why they exist, and what’s really going on with respect to welfare in Canada.

Independent Arts Report: Beat Director Hailee Ingleton covers an event called Wavemakers 2013, put on by H.E.Y. Magazine – who both encourage and highlight youth in the community who use their passion and talent for social change. Apart from serving as the official launch for HEY Magazine, WaveMakers 2013 was geared towards inspiring, motivating, and educating youth and young adults emerging from all walks of life. Learn more at: http://helpingeveryyouth.com/wavemakers/index.shtml

[Images via http://www.utppublishing.com/, http://www.ocap.ca/ and http://helpingeveryyouth.com/]

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