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PEPSO Conference Recap

PEPSO Conference Recap

On June 19th, LPRC had a chance to attend and be a part of a panel discussions during PEPSO's symposium on Working Precariously: Causes and Consequences.

New Stats for Poverty in London

New Stats for Poverty in London

Infographics researched and created by the LPRC @ King's for public use and information.

Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals

Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals

17 goals to transform our world.

Homelessness: What's in a Word?

Homelessness: What's in a Word?

Changing the Conversation: Stigma in the word "Homelessness"

The Next Generation of Housing in Canada

The Next Generation of Housing in Canada

The Affordable Housing Innovation Fund will be instrumental in creating the next generation of housing in Canada. 

The Time For Tinkering Is Over

The Time For Tinkering Is Over

The reality is that neither the Left, the Right, nor the Centre presently has the solutions that can tackle our deepest challenges and we’d best come to terms with it.

Overview of Mid-Sized Cities Researcher + Practitioner Roundtable

Overview of Mid-Sized Cities Researcher + Practitioner Roundtable

The LPRC was pleased to be a part of the 2018 Mid-Sized Cities Researcher + Practitioner Roundtable, organized by Evergreen on May 16.

Letter of Support for Safe Consumption Facilities in London, Ontario

Letter of Support for Safe Consumption Facilities in London, Ontario

The London Poverty Research Centre supports the proposed Supervised Consumption Facilities in London, Ontario.

The Reality of Precarious Work for Young Adults

The Reality of Precarious Work for Young Adults

Infographics prepared by the LPRC at King's on Precarious Work in Young Adults.

Think global, act local. Think local, act global.

Think global, act local. Think local, act global.

Think global, act local - think local, act global.

The Spectrum of Precarious Employment - Event Recap

The Spectrum of Precarious Employment - Event Recap

Highlights from the conversation.

The Future of Work: Poverty Reduction in London, Conference Recap

The Future of Work: Poverty Reduction in London, Conference Recap

Overview of LPRC Conference on The Future of Work.

Pearson: An ennobling struggle to build a life of purpose, hope

Pearson: An ennobling struggle to build a life of purpose, hope

A lot has been said, written, sung, painted and even preached on the subjects of poverty, mental illness, addictions and homelessness in London during the past few years. 

Debating Ontario's Minimum Wage Increase: Part II

Debating Ontario's Minimum Wage Increase: Part II

As we continue the conversation around minimum wage in Ontario, finding solutions that go deeper than surface level is challenging.

Debating Ontario's Minimum Wage Increase: Part I

Debating Ontario's Minimum Wage Increase: Part I

This month, the Ontario government announced that the province’s minimum wage will be raised to $15 per hour by 2019.

The Female Face of Poverty

The Female Face of Poverty

I had the privilege of participating in creating “London For All: A Roadmap to End Poverty”. Although of course I think all the content is important, I particularly value the following lines: “Poverty impacts everyone, but it impacts people differently and for different reasons. 

A Job is (or was) the Best Social Policy

A Job is (or was) the Best Social Policy

At one time, most farms in southern Ontario had a Beatty Brothers windmill, along with their other farm implements. A little later, many homes had a Beatty wringer washing machine. Their water pumps were famous, too.

Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

I was a full time graduate student and part-time research assistant. I was earning straight A’s and I had received prestigious funding to support my thesis research. I was married and owned a home. On the surface, I was in my element and I had a perfect life.

Wrapping Up Seniors' Month Through a Creative Lens

Wrapping Up Seniors' Month Through a Creative Lens

“It’s pretty sad, Kathy, when you can’t even afford to volunteer or go to the theatre. You start to lose your soul and spirit.” As Seniors Month comes to an end, I’ve been reflecting on the amazing people I’ve met since we started the Creative Age Network.

Innovation and Poverty Reduction Through an Intergenerational Workforce

Innovation and Poverty Reduction Through an Intergenerational Workforce

As a young person developing a career while working towards poverty reduction in London, I am conflicted. I am a millennial, which means that I am interested in London’s ability to attract and retain young people within London’s diverse and vibrant workforce.