Did you miss our Faith Leader’s forum on November 2, 2017? You can watch the video below:
Election 2018: Voting to End Poverty was the 2017 theme for the annual Faith Leaders’ Forum. Approximately 100 faith leaders from across the province gathered for the one-day Forum. Keynote speakers included Dr. Gary Bloch of the Income Security Reform Working Group and Deena Ladd of Workers Action Centre.
To everyone’s surprise and delight, the Government released their Income Security: A Roadmap for Change. There was an opportunity for those in attendance to engage people from the working group; Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community & Social Services; and the Premier.
Premier Kathleen Wynne, Andrea Horwath, Leader of the NDP and Mike Schreiner, Leader of Green Party addressed the group. Monte McNaughton representing the Conservative Party spoke as well. Party leaders had been invited to address their party’s priorities and vision on employment, basic income and housing.
Following a luncheon attended by Cabinet Ministers and MPPs, the afternoon featured a Lives Lived presentation by two precarious workers, Navi Aula & Nadira Begum.
The day concluded with a Religious Leaders panel featuring Rev. Andrea Budgey (Christian), Rev. Zenji Nio (Buddhist); Rabbi Shalom Schachter (Jewish) and Aminah Sheikh (Muslim).
Premier Kathleen Wynne addressing the attendees at the 2017 Faith Leaders’ Forum
Did you miss our Queen’s Park forum on November 24, 2016? You can watch the video below:
ISARC kicked off a new advocacy campaign to influence the province’s 2017 budget at a Queen’s Park forum Nov.24 that drew 75 people of faith from across southern Ontario to hear strategies and learn from each other. This forum brought together faith leaders from many traditions, low-income people, anti-poverty advocates, and elected officials to discuss poverty, and how faith can have a positive impact in today’s world.
Did you miss our Queen’s Park forum on November 18, 2015? You can watch the video below:
Highlights from ISARC’s religious leaders forum at Queen’s Park on November 18, 2015. This forum brought together faith leaders from many traditions, low-income people, anti-poverty advocates, and elected officials to discuss poverty, and how faith can have a positive impact in today’s world.
Keynote speaker Armine Yalnizyan encouraged elected officials to “get angry about poverty” while David Pfrimmer, Professor of Public Ethics at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, noted in an opening reflection that “No one is anyone without everyone else.”