Tuesday, February 19, 2013
What could possibly be better? Being challenged to taste wine for only a $5 donation at Case Americo. The sponsored event will raise money for your local Milton community for those at risk of homelessness. Casa Americo is at 144 Main Street, Milton. Be sure to be there on February 20 at 7:30pm.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Milton Transitional Housing is again in the Milton Canadian Champion, whose support we really appreciate. The article starts "Two struggling families will have a little more stability thanks to Milton Transitional Housing (MTH). The not-for-profit group, which provides accommodations, support and counseling for people who are in a housing crisis until they can secure long-term affordable housing, recently secured two townhouses." Click this link to the full Inside Halton - Milton Canadian Champion article "Transitional Housing group finds home for two families". There is a great quote from both Ruth Parkinson and Wendy Schau about the success and progression of the transitional hosuing project. The article also highlights the forthcoming events which further help build awareness and raise funds for helping those at risk of homelessness in Milton Casa Americo on Main Street will host a wine-tasting benefit for MTH on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. A $5 cover charge includes wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres. MTH will hold its annual Empty Bowls Soup Lunch on Sunday, Mar. 17 from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the MinMaxx Hall at the Milton Centre for the Arts. Tickets cost $50 and include a taste-as-many-as-you-like gourmet soup lunch prepared by Milton restaurants and caterers. For more information visit www.miltontransitionalhousing.ca.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Bill C-400, An Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians, was introduced in the House of Commons as a private member’s bill last February. It deals with a National Housing Strategy which is greatly needed. After the 1st round of debate in October, it is set to be debated again and voted on at second reading on February 27. The Liberal & NDP members will vote for it and it is possible that the Conservatives will allow a free vote of their members. If it passes second reading, it will be referred to committee. I thought that if we can give this some publicity, it might be helpful. There's more info at dignityforall.ca/C400 Marie-Claude Morin, MP for Saint-Hyacinthe – Bagot, introduced Bill C-400 to revive the goal of establishing a National Housing Strategy. “To this day, Canada is the only G8 country without a national housing strategy. Yet, the development of affordable housing remains key to countering poverty and homelessness by improving the quality of life of Canadian households. The bill requires the minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to work with provincial ministers responsible for housing, municipal representatives, First Nations communities, housing providers in the non-profit and private sectors as well as with representatives of civil society organizations to establish a national housing strategy.” People are encouraged to contact your MPs to support the bill. Halton's latest State of Housing Report, dated 2011 has just came out. I will review and post a summary.