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Organizing in Northern Ontario
Monday, November 29 / 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Topic: Northern Peoples’ Coalition: Building Community Power
Time: Nov 29, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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How labour and community are uniting together to fight for clean drinking water, internet, housing, and decent work?
By Organizers: Aminah Sheikh, Jordyn Perreault-Laird, and Heather Erlen.
On Monday, November 29th, 2021 the Northern Peoples’ Coalition will be kicking off its second organizing meeting for Northern Ontario. This meeting is in partnership with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung NYC.
This meeting will include training, networking and connecting regional activists on the most pressing issues in Northern Ontario Communities.
Who we are and Why:
Allow us a moment to introduce ourselves; we are the Northern Peoples’ Coalition. A coming together of Community and Labour to organize for improvements in the lives of persons who live in Northern Ontario. We recognize that the major issues that Northerners face are unique to the lived experiences of our communities.
In our discussions with people from across Northern Ontario thus far, we have heard decent work and housing are key barriers to quality of life. Poor internet connection is a massive barrier to work and social connection, especially during a pandemic. Disturbingly, members of our communities continue to lack access to clean drinking water which has implications for all of the above. We see these as contributors that affect our mental health and are looking at ways of addressing them in our communities.