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Poverty, Homelessness, and Start Me Up Niagara’s Period Promise

Poverty, Homelessness, and Start Me Up Niagara’s Period Promise

Posted May 6th, 2021 in Research and Advocacy

During the month of May, you’re going to be seeing some posts from Start Me Up Niagara encouraging our community to donate and participate in a vital initiative very close to our hearts. Many shelters and other community service organizations in Niagara and across Ontario are overcrowded and lack the resources to provide more than a few items per menstrual cycle. If you, a partner, or family member requires hygiene products, please reach out to Start Me Up’s staff at the Resource Centre, and...

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The Impacts of COVID on Women and Unemployment

The Impacts of COVID on Women and Unemployment

Posted Mar 29th, 2021 in Research and Advocacy

The pandemic's impact on our economy, our society, and our community are only now beginning to be understood. While it may take years for a complete picture to be analyzed and understood, we are already seeing the real impacts on our participants and the vulnerable in our homes and streets in St. Catharines and across Niagara. Sadly, we found that COVID has hit women, particularly mothers with young children, the hardest. "Canada's labour market saw months of gains wiped out in a matter of w...

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Fighting Back Against Food Insecurity in Niagara

Fighting Back Against Food Insecurity in Niagara

Posted Mar 23rd, 2021 in Research and Advocacy

Start Me Up Niagara hopes to begin the conversation around food insecurity and how some in our community live in a food desert by highlighting this issue. Right now, in hundreds of homes in Niagara, children, men and women are waking up to the anxiety and the realization that they are not sure where their next meal is. Tragically, many of those same people are going to bed on an empty stomach.

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Choose To Challenge: Women and Homelessness

Choose To Challenge: Women and Homelessness

Posted Mar 8th, 2021 in Research and Advocacy

Being that it is International Women’s Day, #IWD2021 and the theme is #ChooseToChallenge, it’s important that we take today to begin to have a dialogue around the state of women’s housing needs and homelessness in Canada.

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