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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.


  • Being a sounding board to discuss ideas on poverty reduction through engaging all stakeholders, including local residents affected by poverty and homelessness;
  • Identifying organizations/agencies and other related services that have a mandate to provide support for poverty and homelessness matters in the municipality (Conducting a thorough categorized mapping of existing resources and evaluation of service gaps);
  • Providing advice to local Town Councils on matters pertaining to policies, practices and programs concerning poverty and homelessness in the municipality;
  • Advocating on policy issues on behalf of those living in poverty;
  • Providing advice and guidance to various agencies on the identification of initiatives, programs and policies that will help reduce poverty and homelessness


Danielle Raymond (Chair), Renee Coady (Vice Chair), Councillor Lynn Grinstead, Councillor Chris Toner, Karen Ann McKinna, Jade Nauman, Amy Scholten, Josie Scott, Lyn Smith, Liz McLaren, Lee Dyck, Tina Chevrier, Keri-Lyn Young

Staff Resources

The Town Clerk or designate shall be the Staff Advisor for the Committee.

Please contact the Clerk’s Office if you require accommodations to attend a public meeting.


Date Type Agenda Meeting Notes
05-16-2018 Regular Meeting Download  Download
05-30-2018 Regular Meeting Download  Download
06-13-2018 Regular Meeting Cancelled  Cancelled
06-27-2018 Regular Meeting Download Download
07-11-2018 Regular Meeting Download Download
08-29-2018 Regular Meeting Download Download
09-19-2018 Regular Meeting Download Download
10-17-2018 Regular Meeting Download Download
11-21-2018 Regular Meeting Download Download
04-10-2019 Regular Meeting Download Download
05-29-2019 Regular Meeting Download Download
06-26-2019 Regular Meeting Download Download
07-31-2019 Regular Meeting Download Download
08-28-2019 Regular Meeting Download
09-25-2019 Regular Meeting Download
10-30-2019 Regular Meeting
11-27-2019 Regular Meeting