United Way Boot Drive
Nov
28
10:30 am10:30

United Way Boot Drive

Give Cold Feet the Boot: Help GenNext keep kids’ toes warm this winter! Join with your friends, family and colleagues to help make a difference for the kids in London & Middlesex.

Join before November 28th on the United Way website.

Ally Information Night
Nov
23
7:00 pm19:00

Ally Information Night

  • Goodwill Industries

What is an Ally?

Circles Allies are part of a team of volunteers for each Leader who engage in an intentional and caring relationships. Allies are community members trained in Bridges out of Poverty and walk alongside Circle Leaders in their journey towards economic self-sufficiency. At Circles, we work collaboratively to assist Leaders with accessing necessary resources and engage in discussions about how to solve complex systemic barriers that continue the cycle of poverty.

We are looking for individuals who:

• Have an open mind
• Are community-focused
• Has/or can obtain a clean vulnerable persons screening
• Must have attended a Bridges Out of Poverty workshop, or be willing to attend a Bridges Out of Poverty workshop at the first available opportunity

Learn more about allies, and how you can help.
Join the event on Facebook

 Hope in the City Breakfast London 2016
Nov
18
7:30 am07:30

Hope in the City Breakfast London 2016

Start your morning off with CTV and TSN Sportscaster Rod Black at the 5th Annual Hope in the City Breakfast in support of The Salvation Army.

This breakfast event provides an opportunity for attendees to network with like-minded community and business leaders, to learn about the support opportunities available and how they can collaborate with The Salvation Army in bringing vital services to people in need in London and area. Purchase your tickets today. 

 Mission Services of London 2016 Fall Banquet & Silent Auction
Nov
17
5:30 pm17:30

Mission Services of London 2016 Fall Banquet & Silent Auction

Please join us on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the London Convention Centre for our Fall Banquet & Silent Auction featuring keynote speaker Michael "Pinball" Clemons, CFL legend and Toronto Argonauts Vice-Chair.  

Michael will share his compelling story, inspiring us to walk alongside those currently working to overcome poverty and to achieve a brighter future. We are thrilled to highlight The Mission Store , a branch of Mission Services of London offering gently-used clothing, footwear and household items at modest prices, or for those in need, at no-cost via its Voucher Program and its Warm Hands – Warm Hearts Outreach Program for children.

Tickets available now

Shine the Light: Wear Purple Day
Nov
15
8:00 am08:00

Shine the Light: Wear Purple Day

Wear PURPLE all day! Decorate your home or office with purple balloons, streamers or ribbon. Let us know if you need free campaign posters. Please share your participation by posting your photos on Twitter using the hashtag #ShineTheLight!

Don't forget about our Purple Picture Contest! Send your photos of how you've turned purple for the Shine the Light on Woman Abuse Campaign to jen@lawc.on.ca and/or tag #ShineTheLight on social media for your chance to win a prize at the end of the month!

Celebration of Recovery: Stories of Lived Experience
Nov
11
1:00 pm13:00

Celebration of Recovery: Stories of Lived Experience

Be inspired and see yourself and those you care about as you listen to personal stories of recovery, hope, wellness, despair and coping at this gathering of people with lived experience of mental illness, addictions and more. This is a trauma informed event.  

Feel free to join us for this inspirational and thoughtful experience. Register at Eventbrite or contact education@cmhamiddlesex.ca or 519-668-0624 x 291.

Scotiabank StairClimb
Nov
3
7:00 am07:00

Scotiabank StairClimb

Sign up now & get ready to climb ‘em all!

The Scotiabank StairClimb for United Way takes place at One London Place, 255 Queens Ave, London.

There are 4 climb times available:

Morning Climb: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. *open climb time – just show up with your team ready to climb

Student Climb: 10:00 a.m. to Noon – for all public, elementary and secondary school students, open climb time – *students check in at the tent

Lunch Climb: Noon to 2:00 p.m. *limited space – please email sc@unitedwaylm.ca to register for this time slot

General Climb: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. *open climb time – just show up with your team ready to climb

Register Now!

Bridges Out of Poverty
Nov
2
8:30 am08:30

Bridges Out of Poverty

We are Leaders: program participants who provide grassroots feedback about the multiple systemic barriers that keep people stuck in poverty, while building their own resources and moving toward the goal of sustainable employment.

We are Allies: volunteer mentors who build intentional and genuine friendships with Leaders in order to help them build the resources and social capital that are so crucial for getting ahead.

We are Bridges Out of Poverty | Circles®: Londoners who have decided that poverty is an antiquated notion that has no place in our city and who are ready to do something about it.

Where: 255 Horton Street East, London, ON

Learn more about Bridges Out of Poverty & register here

 

The National Conference on Ending Homelessness 2016
Nov
2
Nov 4

The National Conference on Ending Homelessness 2016

The National Conference on Ending Homelessness

The National Conference on Ending Homelessness arms policy makers, funders, researchers, advocates, community leaders and front line workers with the inspiration, information, tools and training they need to end homelessness

Where: The London Convention Centre, London, Ontario  

Register and learn more here

World Homeless Action Day
Oct
6
4:00 pm16:00

World Homeless Action Day

  • Covent Garden Market

The London Homeless Coalition is organizing three activities to recognize World Homeless Action Day 2016 on Thursday, October 6.

There will be a Soup N Bread event with free food and a free store at 4PM at Covent Garden Market Square.

Agency Walks led by staff from London CAReS will leave from Covent Garden Market Square starting at 5PM, finishing at the Campbell Park homeless memorial (north side of Dundas Street near Colborne).

A memorial service to commemorate those whose lives were lost because of homelessness will be held at the Campbell Park homeless memorial at 6PM.

Learn more here.

National Action Day to End Homelessness for Women and Girls
Sep
29
3:30 pm15:30

National Action Day to End Homelessness for Women and Girls

  • My Sister's Place

Homes 4 Women London is honored to take part in the National Action Day to End Homelessness for Women and Girls.

Please join them for coffee and cake as they celebrate the launch of their very own Homes 4 Women London in conjunction with this day.

WHEN: Tuesday September 29th, 2015
WHAT: Launch of Homes 4 Women London & National Action Day
WHERE: My Sisters’ Place 3rd Floor Attic
566 Dundas St, London, ON N6B 1W8
TIME: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Learn more here.

Dundas Street Festival
Sep
17
11:00 am11:00

Dundas Street Festival

Join us at the Dundas Street Festival to find out how the end of Poverty in London starts with you. 

Where: Dundas Street

Full festival details can be found here.  

United Way Campaign Launch & 3M Harvest Lunch
Sep
15
11:30 am11:30

United Way Campaign Launch & 3M Harvest Lunch

The annual United Way Campaign Launch & 3M Harvest Lunch is the official kickoff of the United Way London & Middlesex campaign. The event is often hailed as one of London's best networking lunches attracting a wide cross section of 3000 members our community, from clients of United Way funded agencies to business and community leaders. On September 15, join us at Budweiser Gardens for a delicious deli inspired lunch and leave knowing you made an impact on people's lives right here in London & MIddlesex County. 

Where: Budweiser Gardens, London, ON

Learn more & get tickets here

 

Understanding and Responding to Family Violence  in the Context of Migration: A Community of Practice Conversation
Jun
29
9:00 am09:00

Understanding and Responding to Family Violence in the Context of Migration: A Community of Practice Conversation

The Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration, the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion, and the Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children invite you to join us.

We will share expert perspectives and participate in a community of practice conversation regarding the challenges and opportunities of our work together. 

Forum objectives are:

  1.  A comprehensive description of current policy & evidence contexts.
  2.  Fresh discussion of approaches to responding to family violence in our newcomer communities.
  3.  Increased sense of community engagement, including a clear vision of the community of practice and their distinct/shared areas of work.

The program provides an opportunity to consider macro-level questions and contexts, including evidence & research needs, and policy perspectives in the field. International and national perspectives will include an overview of gendered migration and immigrant family integration. 

There will also be an opportunity to consider micro-level responses, including promising-practice and integrated approaches to family violence in the context of migration. MRCSSI team will share the model currently at use at the Centre. A facilitated group discussion will define the impacts and outcomes that shape this community of practice to create a collective vision forward. 

In keeping with the strategic objectives of its organizers, this event aims to increase community of practice knowledge sharing and collaboration, and illuminate emerging research and service priorities.

We hope you can join us in strengthening this knowledge and practice area in our community.

Accessibility and dietary requests can be accommodated with advance notice. Please email your request to admin@mrcssi.com.

Where Do We Go From Here? Evolving Out of Paradigms of Poverty
Jun
22
7:00 pm19:00

Where Do We Go From Here? Evolving Out of Paradigms of Poverty

"Who's Joe? ... I am Joe" 2016 Speaker Series

“Where Do We Go From Here? Evolving Out of Paradigms of Poverty” with Dr. Chris Mackie, Middlesex Health Unit

Join us to hear Dr. Mackie explain how we are moving from just talking about ending poverty to implementing real world, long-term solutions to end poverty. 

Dr. Mackie is the Medical Officer of Health and CEO for the Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU) and is an Assistant Professor, Part Time at McMaster University.

Where: Edgar and Joe's Cafe - 255 Horton Street East, London, ON N6B 1L1

Find out more and register here

Bridges out of Poverty Workshop
Jun
4
8:30 am08:30

Bridges out of Poverty Workshop

Bridges Out of Poverty is a full day workshop designed for community leaders, educators, sector leaders and individuals interested in strengthening their understanding of poverty, changing their mindset about it and learning local strategies to make a difference in our community. Lunch and workbook provided with cost of registration. 

Where: 255 Horton St E - 255 Horton Street East, London, ON N6B 1L1

Buy tickets and find out more here

May
25
7:00 pm19:00

Poverty, Prostitution and Human Trafficking

"Who's Joe? ... I am Joe" 2016 Speaker Series

Keynote Topic:
“Poverty, Prostitution and Human Trafficking” with Detective Constable Jim Pottruff, London Police Services

With more than two and a half years’ experience in human trafficking investigations, Detective Constable Pottruff discusses how poverty in London, Ontario is a major catalyst in making people vulnerable to the sex trade. Jim Pottruff is a Detective Constable in the Major Crime Section with London Police Services.

Closing out the evening will be Megan Walker, Executive Director of the London Abused Women’s Centre, who will provide insight through the lens of a front-line service provider. She has worked to end men’s violence against women at home, in the workplace and in the community for 30 years. Megan collaborated with the federal government to develop Canada’s progressive prostitution legislation which became law in December 2014.

Where: Edgar and Joe's Cafe - 255 Horton Street East, London, ON N6B 1L1

Register and learn more here