HPAP 2018 Annual General Meeting – Please RSVP

Hello All!

Our 2018 HPAP AGM is rapidly approaching. Please see below for more details:

Location: United Steel Worker’s Hall, 25 Cecil St, Toronto, ON

Date: May 2, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

We are very excited to hear from our keynote speaker, Matt Johnson, Co-Founder of the Moss Park Overdose Prevention Site.

We will also be providing a recap of campaigns from last year and will be seeking your input on how to move forward.

Please RSVP by obtaining a free ticket through Eventbrite.

Check out our Facebook Event! 

Information on how to register as a member for the 2018-19 year will be provided at the meeting. Membership fees are $25 or pay-what-you-can. Please bring cash to the meeting.

Members will be eligible to be nominated for and vote on open Steering Committee positions.

A light dinner will be served. 

All are welcome!

HPAP AGM Matt Johnson Updated

Show your support for income security reform in Ontario!

See below for how you can show support for reforming Ontario’s outdated income security system!

We are asking for your support in the form of retweets, Facebook shares, petition signatures, and emailing your MPP to amplify our campaign!

Check our Facebook and Twitter pages for more details.

You can find our petition here: https://www.change.org/p/kathleen-wynne-make-ontario-a-world-leader-in-social-assistance-and-income-security

Thank you for your support!

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HPAP Annual General Meeting – May 2, 2018

Join us for the HPAP AGM on May 2, 2018! See below for details:

***Note: Our speaker for this event has changed (Zoe Dodd is unfortunately unable to attend).

We are excited to announce that our keynote speaker will instead be Matt Johnson, Harm Reduction Outreach Coordinator for Queen West Community Health Centre and Co-founder of the Moss Park Overdose Prevention Site. See below for the updated poster:

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HPAP temporary respite shelters report release and press conference at Toronto City Hall – video and media coverage!

HPAP held a press conference today (January 31) to highlight the findings of our report on conditions in the City of Toronto Temporary Respite Shelters and to call on municipal and provincial governments to act on the city’s shelter crisis. Speakers at the press conference included HPAP member Dr. Michaela Beder, Street Nurse Cathy Crowe, Patricia O’Connell from Sistering, Canadian singer-songwriter Leslie Feist, and city councillors Kristyn Wong-Tam and Joe Cressy.

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Join us tomorrow (January 31) for our press conference covering the Winter Respite Centre Report!

What: Press Conference by Healthcare Providers Against Poverty to Release Report on Conditions Within Winter Respite Centres

Where: City Hall – City of Toronto, 2nd floor  

When: January 31, 2018, 12:30 – 1PM (Meet at 12:15)

Speakers will include: Introduction by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam; Person with lived experience (TBA); Michaela Beder, MD, Psychiatrist, Member of HPAP; Cathy Crowe, RN; Patricia O’Connell, Executive Director, Sistering.

What to bring: Healthcare provider-identifying gear!

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