October 17th is an important day that is recognized worldwide. It’s Eminem’s birthday. It’s also the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Eminem is taking the day off today, (presumably to eat his mom’s spaghetti) but I’m sure if he was around he would have asked me to write this blog post about the intersection of poverty reduction and policy solutions.
Workplaces across Peel Region have officially kicked off their campaigns for the season, and with that, we have another incredible agency that's making waves across the community to share with you! This longstanding agency is all about helping newcomers settle into their new lives within our community.
They’ve been around since 1983, and they change the lives of at-risk children, youth, and families from low-income communities. They serve over 1,200 children and youth in after-school and summer programs. And over 250 families benefit from their services.