October 14 – 18 is Poverty Awareness Week in Saskatoon

The City of Saskatoon has declared October 14-18 to be Poverty Awareness Week. At United Way, we believe that every individual and family deserve to have their basic needs met. We do not accept that poverty and homelessness are inevitable for anyone in our community.

We also believe it takes an entire community coming together to create change. Join our community in raising awareness to this important issue.

Monday, October 14th – Thanksgiving Day Holiday. No events planned to-date.

Tuesday, October 15th
12:00 PM – Lunch ’n’ Learn Session with Saskatoon’s Community Support Team at Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre (hosted by Saskatoon Anti-Poverty Coalition).

Wednesday, October 16th:  World Food Day
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM -A Celebration of International Mothers Centre Day at the Saskatoon Mothers’ Centre, Station 20 West Suite 201 – 1120 20th Street West5:00 – 7:00 PM – Free Community Supper at the Saskatoon Friendship Inn (hosted by Saskatoon Friendship Inn, Saskatoon & District Labour Council, United Way of Saskatoon & Area, and Saskatoon Chefs’ Association).

Thursday, October 17th:  International Day of the Eradication of Poverty
5:00 PM – Hands Across the Bridge. This event will create a Human Chain across the Broadway Bridge to show solidarity against poverty in our entire community. Please meet in Friendship Park at 4:30 PM with your signs and banners.

Friday, October 18th
12:00 PM – Open House at Equal Justice for All, CNYC, 950-20th Street West
5:30 PM – Community Supper at Grosvenor Park United Church. (Please register by contacting David Kim-Cragg at 306-380-1212)

These times and dates are as of October 9, 2013. Please visit Saskatoon Anti-Poverty Coalition’s Facebook page for most current information. Thank you.