June 1, 2016

 Photo by Jesse Bauman
 

Ziggy Modrzejewski would like new shoes.

I met Modrzejewski in early May, at an Alliance Against Poverty rally at the Charles Street bus terminal in downtown Kitchener. He was there with five others demonstrating in favour of free transit passes...

April 16, 2016

 AAP continues to support the $15 and Fairness Campaign. Alliance Against Poverty members came out to support the efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15 / hour. AAP also supports a "Guaranteed Annual Income" or "Basic Income" for all. 

February 17, 2016

Letter to the Editor (The Record)

As a former homeless teen, ROOF was at one time the reason I got on my feet. I am saddened to hear that a project to help homeless, troubled youth did not receive funding from the Region of Waterloo.

We continue to skirt around poverty i...

February 2, 2016

WATERLOO REGION — Anti-poverty advocates are wondering why it's taking the Region of Waterloo so long to report back on offering free bus passes to low-income residents.

A delegation from the Alliance Against Poverty spoke again to the community services committee on Tu...

December 23, 2015

Letter to the Editor (The Record)
Re: Region floats free transit for poor  
https://www.therecord.com/news-story/6198553-region-floats-free-transit-for-poor/

In February 2015, the Alliance Against Poverty requested a budget proposal item investigating the cost...

December 5, 2015

The Alliance Against Poverty (the AAP), a local grassroots group pressing for economic justice for everyone, will hold an Information Walk outside of The Museum at 10 King St. W., Kitchener, from 6:00 to 8:30 a.m., where the CBC “Sounds of the Season” broadcast will oc...

September 21, 2015

AAP members joined the Global Climate March on November 29, 2015 to rally for a Global Climate Agreement

September 18, 2015

For the third year in a row, Alliance Against Poverty members staff a booth at the Christ Lutheran Church Community  BBQ

August 19, 2015

“The $79 I spend on a bus pass wouldn’t buy that much groceries over a month, so transit is vital,” Suter said.

“They definitely need to expand the program. There is all kinds of people in my situation who simply don’t take transit now because they can’t afford to.”

On p...

August 10, 2015

On July 29, I wrote a letter to Waterloo Region council on behalf of the Alliance Against Poverty, asking that they give serious consideration to choosing Elizabeth Clarke to assume the seat on council that was previously filled by the late Wayne Wettlaufer.

In that let...

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