May 12, 2013

A BUDGET OF CRUMBS by Eleanor Grant

A few days before Premier Kathleen Wynne's first budget came down, a family tragedy occurred in Ottawa Ontario.  The parents of a severely autistic 19-year-old took their son to a provincial developmental services office and left him...

May 7, 2013

Chairman, Councillors, fellow citizens:

Two years ago, when you were a newly re-elected Council, and our Alliance Against Poverty was a relatively new community group, I spoke to you here about the Region’s budget for 2011.

The Alliance Against Poverty, you’ll recall, is...

May 3, 2013

AAP stages a Melt the Freeze campaign at the office of MPP, John Milloy (aka Minister of Homelessness)

May 2, 2013

AAP presented a statement at the Kitchener City Council Meeting relating to the issue of casinos in the area.

Visit RogersTV to see many good presentations.  If you would like to skip to the AAP statement, it's presented at 52:30.

AAP also presented a statement at the Re...

April 28, 2013

"Mourning the dead is only half the slogan. If we don't also fight for the living,

then we have not properly honoured our dead brothers and sisters."

"There's only one way to kill or injure a person. Anyone who supports the

austerity agenda is hurting people in different...

February 16, 2013

AAP members joined the Feb. 15th action in Toronto: This Family Day, Ontario families deserve a raise! Rally for a $14 minimum wage to lift working families out of poverty.  Organized by the Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage, the Ontario Federation of Labour and the O...

August 31, 2011

Introduction

The Alliance Against Poverty is a grassroots group based in Kitchener-Waterloo.  We are dedicated to the eradication of poverty through non-violent political action and direct advocacy for persons.  We do not seek or accept government funding....

April 4, 2011

Suter went on to express his disbelief and anger over the Ontario government’s proposed changes to the Special Diet, “If my kidneys fail and I have congestive heart failure, a diet won’t help me. The damage is already done.”

Suter stressed the fact that his ability to a...

April 2, 2011

Alliance Against Poverty members joined other anti-poverty groups in a “gentrification tour” protesting cuts to social assistance as part of the April 1 Coalition “day of action,” said organizer Joshua Day.

Demonstrators were demanding an increase in welfare and disabil...

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