Thursday, November 29, 2007

Fair Access to Dentures Campaign Kick-Off Event!

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is! PCAP Dentures Campaign Kick-off!

Forum, Film Screening and Fundraiser

When: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday December 5th

FREE Meal: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. All welcome to join us for a meal before the event!

Where: at the Argyle Centre, 780 Argyle St.

Why: Only those OW/ODSP recipients who are employable are permitted to receive dentures benefits. Those who are unable to work due to disabilities cannot receive the one-time $1500 denture benefit, and must pay for this out of their already inadequate assistance benefits, sacrificing necessities such as food and clothing.

•PCAP Speakers: Elisa Wynne-Hughes, Mary-Jo Nadeau
•Peterborough Dental Coalition: John Poch
•Speaker from the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
•ODSP recipient, speaker for Human Rights complaint against the local
dentures policy: Paul Pennington

•"Housing Takeover" by the Women Against Poverty Coalition (2007)
•"Raise the Rates" by Neil Cavalier and Liisa Schofield (OCAP, 2006)

Forum and Films will be followed by discussion.

Fundraiser: This event is also a fundraiser for Sharron Fowler who has had to pay to remove and replace her teeth and has very little money left to pay for rent and food.

This event is being held in remembrance of the Montreal Massacre. Violence against women comes in many forms, including structural and systemic violence that governments perpetuate through discriminatory policies that disproportionately impact the lives and livelihood of single mothers.

Please email or call PCAP if you need childcare or transportation assistance for this event: or 749-9694