POVERTY MYTH BUSTERS

Since February, YSM has been hosting a webinar series, Poverty Myth Busters, about the complexities of poverty in Toronto and the realities faced by struggling neighbours.

Our first webinar, Understanding Poverty in Toronto, highlights how multiple barriers can contribute to poverty, as post-WWII designed government and social supports are no longer sufficient.

The second webinar, Changing Lives, further deepens understanding poverty in Toronto by discussing tangible actions anyone can take to contribute to a community solution.

Our third webinar, Building Community, dives deeper into the ways in which YSM and community agencies are working together to create a support network for struggling neighbours.

Our fourth webinar, Behind The Scenes: A Day in our Life at the Mission, pulls back the curtain and shows the daily struggles of the community members we serve and the lives transformed through the generosity of our donors. 

Webinar #4

Behind The Scenes: A Day in our Life at the Mission

Sunday, November 27, 2022

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Our fourth webinar, Behind The Scenes: A Day in our Life at the Mission, pulls back the curtain and shows the daily struggles of the community members we serve and the lives transformed through the generosity of our donors. 

Please click here to RSVP & register here.

Webinar #3

Poverty Myth Busters: Community Building

September 22, 2022

Our third webinar, Poverty Myth Busters: Building Community, dives deeper into the ways in which YSM and community agencies are working together to create a support network for struggling neighbours.

Webinar #2

Poverty Myth Busters: Changing Lives

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Our second webinar, “Poverty Myth Busters: Changing Lives,” deepens our understanding of poverty in Toronto, and discuss tangible actions we can take to be part of the solution.

The panel is comprised of three YSM staff members, including Senior Director of Programs Sandra Seaborn, Opportunities Fund Program Coordinator in Employment Services Esther Jang and Volunteer Resources Manager Jeff Abraham.

Webinar #1

Myth Busting: Understanding Poverty in Toronto

Tuesday, February 24, 2022

Myth Busting: Understanding Poverty in Toronto addresses common misperceptions, illustrates the current face of poverty in Toronto, and the role YSM is playing, together with others, to create a solution.

Frontline workers from YSM discuss relief programs, explore different issues linked to poverty in Toronto, and our journey to introduce positive changes.