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.
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.
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.
“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.
By Anne-Marie E. Fischer, LPRC @ King's Manager
Jun 29, 2016
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.