June 2014

Fri, Jun 20th 2014, 17:21

The Burlington Mayor's Road Trip

On Monday, June 9, 2014, VFCH hosted a "walking/rolling" tour of several square blocks of downtown Burlington. In response to the invitation, Mayor Rick Goldring, Ward 2 Councillor Marianne Meed Ward and Ward 4 Councillor Jack Dennison joined the tour. Judi Lytle, Accessibility Coordinator for the City, and City Engineers Bob Jurk and Frank Vuk also participated.


Town Hall Meeting in Oakville


On Tuesday May 27th 2014, Halton Community Legal Services organized a Town Hall meeting at the Anglican Church of the Incarnation in Oakville. 40 community members from Oakville attended.


Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage Town Hall

On Monday, June 16, 2014, VFCH held a Town Hall meeting at St Christopher’s Church in Burlington, to discuss how to further support the provincial Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage (CRMW).


1000 Conversations ....Reflections

"I did not realize how profound the 1000 conversations event was…"

"There were some awesome speakers. People I've never seen before..."

This is how VFCH members described their experience in talking to people during the 1000 conversations that was held on March 31, 2014 and organized by Voices for Change Halton members.  


Social Assistance Changes to Eradicate Gendered Violence

I work for Women at the Centre, a non-profit organization with chapters across Ontario and the mandate of eradicating gendered violence, and co-chair the most active chapter, Women at the Centre -- Halton (WATC-H).


The Fight for Child-Support

The Family Responsibility Office (FRO) is the provincial body that collects child support based upon a court order. The amount collected is based on the number of children being supported and the payer's income.


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