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Just Like a Girl: The Female Poverty Trap, The Stop Community Food Centre

Toronto, Ontario
April 1, 2015

Baillie Court, 3rd Floor, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West

6:30 p.m. Doors Open
7:00 p.m. Food for Thought
8:30 p.m. Reception, light snacks and refreshments

Why is the story of poverty in Toronto so much a women’s story? In the second installment of The Stop’s Food For Thought speaker series, presented in partnership with Maytree, we'll look at why women’s lives are consistently tied to poverty and how the trap of poverty affects their health and prospects for the future, ensnaring their children for generations to come.

We’ll explore which policy levers most effectively lift women out of poverty, and how doing so transforms their futures, families, and entire communities.

We are honoured to have this discussion animated by family physician and health justice activist Dr. Ritika Goel, Deena Ladd of Workers' Action Centre, and Armine Yalnizyan of Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Moderating the discussion will be Alex Johnston of Catalyst Canada. The conversation will continue among speakers and guests at the reception following the formal program.

Tickets: $20 each (includes light refreshments)

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