March 5, 2016
Stitching Our Own Safety Net Committee members will be tabling at the Toronto International Women's Day Fair sharing information about our project and inviting people to participate in our postcard signing campaign. Come see us at the Ryerson Student Centre at 55 Gould St. starting at 2pm.
November 21, 2014.
Recently the Stitching our Social safety net Campaign has launched a postcard campaign. The postcard, which list our five demands, can be viewed here:
We are hoping to get as many signed as possible, and will be delivering them to the Provincial Government, in the Spring or Summer of 2015. If you can help us get postcards signed, please contact us at: 416 516 1422 ext 250 or [email protected]
We will be happy to send you some.
November 20, 2014
A portion of the social safety net quilt, along with a couple of delegates from the campaign, travelled to Kingston to participate in a poverty vigil. Photos from the event are up in the photo section
November 10th- 14th, 2014
Social Safety Net Fair
Metro Hall Rotunda
(55 John St.)
10am-5pm each day
We will be displaying the entire social safety net quilt at Metro Hall, November 10-14, 2014
Nov 10th-11th, other community groups and organizations that are fighting to preserve our collective social safety net will be present.
Ø Come see all 200 feet of our social safety net quilt
Ø Create your own square!
Ø Meet other groups who are fighting to preserve the social safety net!
September 29, 2014
The social safety net was brought to Ottawa City Hall! See here for more details:
see also photo section of this website for some photos of the event
March 24th-28th, 2014:
The social safety net quilt (all 200 feet of it) was on display at Toronto City Hall from March 24 – March 28, 2014. Thanks everyone who showed up for our event launch, the evening of March 24. We had roughly 100 people come to it. During the week, numerous people dropped by our table and looked at the quilt and many took pictures of the squares. We also got visits from a number of city councilors as well as candidates for the next municipal election. Many people took our survey (regarding which social programs they feel need more investment from the Province) and signed a letter to their MPP asking them to consider the campaign’s 5 demands. And finally many people made art squares to add to our ever-expanding quilt. Overall a very fun and successful week, and we hope to find more opportunities to display the quilt in the future.
October 17th, 2013:
Our finished social safety net was unveiled for the first time on the Queen’s Park lawn on October 17, the United Nations date for the Eradication of Poverty. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us!