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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. 

Visit the Blue Community Website

The Blue Community website for the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada is online and illustrates the Sisters’ commitment to clean drinking water as a human right. Click here to see its resources and views on water conservation and protection. Please also consider sharing the site on Facebook and Twitter.

The Spirituality of Aging

Sister Mary Rose Marrin was inspired to start a Ministry with Maturing Adults in 2007. For Seniors' Month, the Archdiocese of Toronto's blog featured Sister Mary Rose's insights on aging and spiritual growth. Please click here to read it.

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