Media Alert: Lecture - Growing Poverty and Social Inequity in Toronto

    What are the facts? Why should we care? What can we do?

    TORONTO, Oct. 24 /CNW/ - Poverty and inequality rates in Canada have been
on the rise since 1995 - and today 30 per cent of families in Toronto are
living in poverty, compared to 20 per cent across Ontario. What can we do to
combat the growing poverty and social inequality in Toronto?
    Poverty, social inequality and affordable housing have become crucial
concerns for Torontonians. Learn the facts and what we can do to help from
leading experts at a free public event.

    PRESENTED BY: Third Annual Shirley Shipman Memorial Lecture Series, in
    partnership with Ryerson University's G. Raymond Chang School of
    Continuing Education and LIFE Institute

    WHEN: Sunday October 26th, 1:30pm-3:30pm

    WHERE: Ryerson University, Room LIB 72, Library Building, 350 Victoria
    Street, Toronto, ON

    -   Avvy Go, Clinic Director, Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian
        Legal Clinic, and member of Colour of Poverty Campaign

    -   Marvyn Novick, Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work at Ryerson
        University and Policy Consultant, Campaign 2000/Social Planning
        Network of Ontario

    -   Pat Capponi, Lead Facilitator, Voices from the Street and author of
        two books detailing her experiences with poverty and mental illness

    -   David Hulchanski, Associate Director for Research, Cities Centre,
        University of Toronto, lead author of "The Three Cities Within
        Toronto," a recent study on income polarization among Toronto

    Panelists will be available for photos and interviews.

For further information:

For further information: Leah Gaucher, (416) 929-2052,

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