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					                                      Awareness of Low-Income
                                      Voices.

A collaborative group of individuals with lived low-income experience,
looking to bring the voice of the low-income community into the arena of
poverty prevention and reduction.

- supports networking between government, education, non-profit groups,
and low-income communities.

ALIV(e) is moving towards …
- starting up satellite alive groups in neighbourhoods across the Region

ALIV(e) is working on:
- taking action on policies that affect the lives of people living on low-
incomes (i.e. increasing OW and ODSP rates)
- increasing voter turnout
- increasing ALIV(e) membership
          Strong Regional Community
      Region of Waterloo Public Health and Social Services
                 Tri-Cities and four Townships

•   Food Systems Roundtable                   • Opportunities Waterloo Region
•   Waterloo Region Shares                    • Social Planning Council of
•   Housing & Homelessness Umbrella             Kitchener-Waterloo
    Group (HHUG)
                                              • Social Planning Council of
•   Waterloo Region Active Living Network
                                                Cambridge & North Dumfries
•   Alliance for Children & Youth
•   Child Care network
•   Waterloo Region Immigrant                 • Centre for Community Based
    employment Network (WRIEN)                  Research
•   Crime Prevention Council
                                              • Wilfrid Laurier University’s
•   Literacy Network
                                                Community Based Research
•   Foodlink Waterloo Region
                                                in Action
•   Waterloo Region Labour Council
•   Family Violence Network                   • University of Waterloo’s
•   Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)     Science Shop
                                              • Student groups
          Living Wage
The Regional Municipality of Waterloo is considering
implementing a Living Wage policy for its employees and
contractors.

If you would like to express your support for the Regional
Municipality of Waterloo’s decision to consider a Living
Wage policy for all those who serve our regional
government, please sign the petition on the table.


         www.owr.ca/takeactionlw.htm


               Sign the petition!
              Provincial

Interfaith Social Assistance Coalition (ISARC)



Mennonite Central Committee Ontario (MCCO)



               25 in 5 Network
               National and Beyond
• Dignity for all Campaign (Canada Without Poverty) calling for a federal
  poverty elimination plan that works with the provincial plans (see petition on
  your table)
• MakePovertyHistory.ca
   – add your voice to the call for all political parties to take action and keep
     the promise they made 20 years ago – to end child poverty in Canada by
     2000.
   – click on campaigns or take action
• Stand up against Poverty (Standagainstpoverty.org)
   – October 17 – International day for the Eradication of Poverty
   – 173,045,325 citizens gathered at over 3,000 events in more than 120
     countries demanding that their government eradicate extreme poverty
     (certified by the Guinness World Records as the new world record and
     remains the largest mobilization of human beings in recorded history.
• Members of the Human Resources Committee of the House of Commons
  were contacted in support of Tony Martin's motion for a federal strategy
  to eliminate poverty. Tony's tabled his motion on November 3 and it will be
  discussed at the next meeting of the committee on November 17. We
  heard that MPs on the committee received many phone calls and e-mails in
  support of the motion.

				
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