Ad Hoc Committee on Poverty and Homelessness
The mandate of the Ad Hoc Committee on Poverty and Homelessness is to identify partners in the Town of Arnprior and at the County of Renfrew that can provide advice to appropriate mandated agencies on issues that impact and address poverty and homelessness in Arnprior and surrounding areas and produce recommendations for agencies at the end of the Ad Hoc Committee’s mandate.
To meet and engage with a wide breadth of groups to fully understand underlying reasons for the existence of poverty and homelessness in our community and the challenges associated with delivering services to these individuals and families and offer solutions or feedback.
Josie Scott (Chair), Guy Lamarche (Vice Chair), Tina Chevrier, Lee Dyck, Councillor Lynn Grinstead, Karen Ann McKinna, Liz McLaren, Jade Nauman, Amy Scholten, Lyn Smith, Councillor Chris Toner, and Keri-Lyn Young
The Town Clerk (or designate) shall be the Staff Advisor for the Committee.
At the January 29th, 2020 Committee Meeting, the Ad Hoc Committee on Poverty and Homelessness adopted the 2020 Schedule of Meetings (click here). All meetings take place at 3:30 PM on the dates specified below in Council Chambers on the second floor of Town Hall (105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior, ON K7S 0A8) unless otherwise noted on the meeting agenda.
Please contact the Clerk’s Office if you require accommodations to attend a public meeting.
The Path Forward: Community Consultations on Poverty and Homelessness
In November 2019, the Ad Hoc Committee on Poverty and Homelessness held four (4) community consultations on the challenges of poverty and homelessness in the Greater Arnprior area. With the support of consultant Karyn Dumble of The Monarch Park Group, approximately sixty (60) participants discussed existing problems and proposed solutions that would improve the lives of those living in poverty and/or homelessness in our community.
The Ad Hoc Committee on Poverty and Homelessness will meet on Friday, May 29th, 2020 at 10:00 AM to review the Final Report to Council in draft form. This meeting will be live-streamed on Youtube here. The final report to Council with recommendations is tentatively scheduled for late June 2020.
For more information on the Ad Hoc Committee on Poverty and Homelessness or to sign up for the distribution list, please contact the Clerk’s Office, by telephone at (613) 623-4231 ext. 1819.