This organization was founded approximately one year ago to respond to the overgrowing poverty rate in Halton Region. Voices for Change Halton (VfCH) recently had their first anniversary with a great turnout of more than 100 people and I personally had a great time. At their first annual ceremony, I learned how people with the experience of poverty and people of organizations that wish to address this issue can work together to achieve a better community altogether. I believe that with this organization, we will create a poverty-free Ontario one step at a time.
Spreading the word is easy as 1, 2 and 3. All you need to do is make banners that state you want a poverty-free Ontario, gather a bunch of friends and hold a rally in the downtown core of your city. Failing that, take the message to your local council at their next monthly meeting. Try to co-ordinate a professional presentation to go out there and express your thoughts and opinions about this ongoing issue. Most importantly, use your local media sources to publish an article about this as I have done, or share this on your Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.
To find out more about how you can help e-mail the group and include you comments and concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t be overwhelmed, it is worth it to the people you will be helping. In the long run your improving the community of Halton. So, get on out there and “Be the change you want to see in the world,” Mahatma Gandhi.