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Meeting on Parliament Hill

On February 20, the Toronto Counter Human Trafficking Network met with the co-chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group to End Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.

Statement Re: Closing the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children & Youth

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto have sent the following email to Ontario's Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.

National Housing Day: November 22

In 1998, the homeless advocacy group, Toronto Disaster Relief Committee, declared that homelessness was a national disaster. The State of Emergency Declaration was formally released in October 1998. This raised immediate support from individuals, community agencies, faith groups, labour unions and similar such voices.

Sister Gwen Smith on Food Security

Since 1992, the United Nations has recognized October 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, a day to reflect upon poverty and promote awareness of how it affects others. 

Reflection & Prayer for International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

In a resolution in December 1994, the United Nations’ General Assembly decided that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples shall be observed on August 9 every year. 

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