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North East Community Conversation reveals trends in public input…

On Thursday, January 28, over a hundred Londoners came together to discuss poverty in our community through the North East Community Conversation “Where do we go from here? Evolving paradigms of poverty”. The event featured Dr. Chris Mackie from the Middlesex London Health Unit and Dr. Tracy Carrier Smith presenting on the concept of Basic […]

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Dr. Don Kerr explains trends in longitudinal data

Dr. Don Kerr, professor at King’s University College spoke to Phil McLeod on The McLeod Report on CJBK about the trends he saw in the employment data for London over the past 2 years. If you missed it, you can hear a recording below: .

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London experiences a “lost decade” of meaningful employment

On Tuesday, January 26, Mayor Matt Brown announced in his “State of the City” that in London, 9000 new jobs were created in 2015 and noted that more Londoners are working now than ever before. Dr. Don Kerr, professor of Sociology at King’s University College, found that while the good news is that unemployment for […]

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Rally to End Poverty – February 22

The Multi-Faith Social Action Coalition of London is hosting a RALLY TO END POVERTY on February 22 at 7:00pm at Wolf Performance Centre. The LPRC Board, having representation from the Sisters of St. Joseph was involved in the planning of this rally, and members of the LPRC will be present. The event is a response […]

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Introducing New LPRC Manager

The London Poverty Research Centre @ King’s has hired a new Manager to support the strategic projects of the organization. Anne-Marie Fischer is dedicated to using her academic and community background to advocate for the potential for research to contribute to the solving of the critical issues facing our communities. With over a decade of involvement […]

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One Year Later: Mental Health and Homelessness

On November 3rd 2014 Dave MacPherson lost his life in a fire in an unregulated group home. One year later The London Poverty Research Centre at Kings is asking” What has changed since then?”  Join our special guests former Police Chief Brad Duncan. Former Middlesex CMHA CEO Don Seymour, Michelle Hurtubise – Executive Director of London […]

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The Future of Work: Poverty Reduction In London

  How do we reduce poverty if there is not enough employment? In a world of increasing automation and efficiency can Londoners count on a middle class lifestyle and the work that sustains it? Is it possible to lift yourself out of poverty in today’s  economic conditions?  These questions have been raised by a number […]

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Income Inequality Increasing in London

In important research completed by Kings faculty Drs Kerr and Decker-Pierce for the London Poverty Research Centre at Kings, higher income neighbourhoods in London have flourished economically over the last decade, while lower income communities have stagnated. Consistent with an underlying trend true of the province overall, increased income inequality across families and individuals has […]

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Food Security in London

According to the World Health Organization Food security is built on three pillars: Food availability: sufficient quantities of food available on a consistent basis. Food access: having sufficient resources to obtain appropriate foods for a nutritious diet. Food use: appropriate use based on knowledge of basic nutrition and care, as well as adequate water and […]

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