Media Advisory - Federal Town Hall Forum and Homeless Memorial

TORONTO, Feb. 1 /CNW/ -

    Federal Town Hall Forum and Homeless Memorial

        Tuesday, February 9, 2010
        12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
        Church of the Holy Trinity (just west of the Eaton Centre
         between Dundas and Queen Street)


        12:00 noon - Homeless Memorial
        12:30 pm - Community Lunch
        1:00 - 3:00 pm - Town Hall Forum

The Recession Relief Coalition (RRC) has invited all Federal Parties to a Town Hall meeting and surveyed these same parties with key questions. In addition community members and organizations affected by the recession have been invited. While Parliament sits idle, there is a call from the community for answers on how the Federal government will do better to support people and communities that are hurting by this ongoing recession.

The Federal Liberal, NDP and Green Parties have confirmed their attendance, along with a panel of Community organizations including: National Housing and Homelessness Network, National Campaign 2000, Social Planning Network of Ontario and the Canadian Auto Workers. The RRC will also be releasing new data on the recession and our recommendations for action.

The Recession Relief Coalition is a broad-based group of organizations and individuals concerned about the impact of the recession on Canada's most vulnerable and marginalized residents. Over 260 organizations, and over 1,100 individuals across Canada endorsed the coalition's call on the federal government to invest funding to prevent cuts to non profit agencies serving vulnerable communities, a and to increase funding to support vital social services including homelessness programs and settlement services.


For further information: For further information: John Andras, Chair of Recession Relief Coalition -(416) 860-7640

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