TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2011 /CNW/ - Some of Toronto's most marginalized
residents will make their voices heard at a provincial candidates'
meet-and-greet in the riding of Toronto-Centre on Monday, Sept. 26.
The event is designed to give residents of the dynamic communities of
Regent Park, Moss Park and St. James Town a chance to express the
political concerns of people living with poverty. The three
neighbourhoods are some of Ontario's lowest-income communities and
residents want to hear from candidates about issues such as housing,
health access and newcomer settlement challenges in the face of
Ontario's tough economic times.
Yonge Street Mission is hosting the event at the Christian Community
Centre, located at 270 Gerrard Street East.
Constituents will meet riding candidates from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m., with a
question-and-answer session hosted by Andrew Williams, YSM's Mission
Program Officer, taking place from 12:45-1:30 p.m.
Green Party candidate Mark Daye, Liberal candidate Glen Murray and NDP
candidate Cathy Crowe have all confirmed their attendance. Progressive
Conservative candidate Martin Abell has declined.
Child care is available from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m, and interpretation is
available in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Bengali, Somali, Tamil
Co-hosts of the event are Regent Park Community Health Centre, Central
Neighbourhood House, Dixon Hall, Toronto Christian Resource Centre,
Centre for Community Learning & Development Toronto, S.E.A.S. Centre
and Yonge Street Mission.
The provincial election takes place on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011.
SOURCE Yonge Street Mission
For further information:
please contact Jon Unger Brandt, Director of Development at YSM, at 416-355-3548, or firstname.lastname@example.org