County and United Way hosting public meetings on Poverty Reduction

May 4, 2015—On Wednesday May 13th and Thursday May 14th Northumberland County and United Way Northumberland are co-hosting a series of public, com­munity-based meetings throughout the County to hear ideas that will help people leave poverty behind and realize their full potential.  

“We want to hear from people in Northumberland who have experienced poverty or who work with people who are struggling to make ends meet.  It is important as we plan  that we truly understand the issues impacting our community members.  This will help us develop solutions together,”  states Mark Darroch, Director of Northumberland County’s Community and Social Services Department.  “At the County, we are always striving to support our residents at risk, therefore we are excited to launch this series of Town Hall Meetings together with the United Way.”  

“United Way Northumberland believes that working together is the best way of approaching  poverty prevention and finding solutions to transition people out of poverty in our community.  These public meetings will occur throughout the county and we encourage people to come prepared to share their thoughts, issues and concerns,” states Lynda Kay, CEO of United Way Northumberland.  “These mod­erated sessions will help us tackle poverty together.”  

The meetings are:

Cobourg           Wednesday, May 13, 2015          
                           9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.                                                 
                           Cobourg Community Centre ’Cameco Room’

Port Hope         Wednesday, May 13, 2015                    
                           2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.                                                             
                           Port Hope Capitol Theatre ‘Sculthorpe Theatre’ 
 

Brighton           Thursday, May 14th, 2015
                          9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.
                          Brighton Legion Branch 100 

Campbellford    Thursday, May 14th, 2015
                          2:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
                          Campbellford Resource Centre 

For further information visit Northumberland County’s website at   http:// www.northumberlandcounty.ca/Town_Hall_Meetings/ 

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