National Conference on Peer Support Pat Capponi Keynote Speaker

National Conference on Peer Support Pat Capponi Keynote Speaker Pat Capponi  has survived  childhood abuse, mental illness, frequent hospitalizations, and poverty.  Since 1978, when she was discharged from a psychiatric ward to a large, for- profit boarding home for de-institutionalized… Continue Reading

Porter: Painful stories shed light on downside of ‘Canadian experience’

Porter: Painful stories shed light on downside of ‘Canadian experience’ Catherine Porter Apr 26 2011 When Judy Cong immigrated to Canada a decade ago, she promised her parents she’d sponsor them soon. She was an electronic engineer with 11 year’s… Continue Reading

Agents of change rise from the streets

Agents of change rise from the streets Carol Goar June 19, 2009 The four-month interlude between the announcement of Ontario’s poverty reduction plan and the release of the provincial budget was a tough time for Children’s Minister Deb Matthews. The… Continue Reading