Monthly Archives:July 2014

Voices for Change

By Colleen Sym "I am not alone."This is what participants told us they learned in a series of Town Hall meetings held across Halton Region in the winter of 2011.One participant in particular,Cathy,found the experience of solidarity compelling.She joined with other participants to form Voices for Change Halton(Voices),a peer-led,anti-poverty […]

Parkdale Project read students holding up crafted letters that spell out

Parkdale Project Read: community-based adult literacy

Pictured above: A group of Parkdale Project Read students saying "thank you".The relationships between literacy levels,poverty and access to justice are well established (try a quick web search).Knowing this,it's hardly surprising that a typical learner at Parkdale Project Read – an adult literacy project located in downtown Toronto – struggles with […]


Connecting Ottawa: Linking people with communications challenges to legal information

When people have difficulty communicating,they have difficulty accessing justice.This is the theme for the recently-established Connecting Ottawa/Connexion Ottawa network.Spearheaded by South Ottawa Community Legal Services (SOCLS),Connecting Ottawa/Connexion Ottawa is comprised of over 42 community agencies across the city.Its goal is to better link agency clients with a communication-related impairment with […]