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.
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
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.
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 draft report from these consultation sessions is expected by January 2020 and the report will be posted here once received.
The Ad Hoc Committee on Poverty and Homelessness will meet on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at 3:30 PM to review the findings of the consultations and to discuss their own thoughts, feelings and opinions with regard to poverty and homelessness in our community. A public survey will be drafted for distribution in March/April 2020 with a final Report to Council with recommendations tentatively scheduled for June/July 2020.
For more information on the Ad Hoc Committee on Poverty and Homelessness or to sign up for the distribution list, please contact Oliver Jacob, A/ Client Services Administrative Assistant, in person in the Clerk’s Office, by telephone at (613) 623-4231 ext. 1819 or by email at email@example.com.