Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage

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Get ready for September 14th!

September 14th is coming soon — the Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage’s second province-wide day of action for a $14 minimum wage!  This month we’ll be carrying out creative actions outside corporate targets who are board members of powerful lobby groups fighting to keep wages low.  You may be surprised to hear who’s on the list!  Stay tuned as we announce the full list next week!

Actions are being organized in Halton, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Peterborough, Sudbury, York Region, Cornwall, London, Toronto and more!   Check out 2 actions happening below.

$14 Minimum Wage Carnival

$14 Minimum Wage Carnival outside Toys “R” Us
Games, marching band and community outreach blitz!

Saturday Sept. 14, 1:00 pm

900 Dufferin Street, Dufferin Mall, Toronto
Meet at the north end of the mall on Dufferin Street.  You won’t be able to miss our banners!

Toys “R” Us made $13.5 billion in sales last year selling toys to kids and their families.

Toys “R” Us says they care about the community they serve. But Toys “R” Us chairs the board of directors of the Retail Council of Canada – an influential lobby group that is wanting to keep wages LOW for Ontario workers.  Help us tell Toys “R” Us that 1 in 7 kids in Ontario live in poverty. If they care about our communities they will support a minimum wage that brings families out of poverty!

More info here

Jane and Finch STREET PARTY for a $14 minimum wage!

Join Jane Finch Action Against Poverty (JFAAP) and allies
Saturday September 14, 2013, 12 to 4 pm

Southeast corner of Jane-Finch intersection,
Support the campaign to raise the minimum wage.
• Food
• Entertainment
• Free t-shirts*, buttons, and prizes (* While supplies last)

More info here:

Tell us what you are organizing on September 14th!  We’ll share the full list of actions next week!

Take Action!

Can you organize an action in your community on September 14th?

You don’t need a lot of people to make a big impact. Get in touch with the campaign for support with materials and action ideas at raisetheminimumwage@gmail.ca or (416) 531-0778, ext. 221

Help send Kathleen Wynne a message

Can’t join an action?  You can still help send a strong message to Premier Kathleen Wynne on September 14th.  Stay tuned for details of an online action on September 14th at www.raisetheminimumwage.ca. Help us spread the word and get 10 of your friends to send a message on September 14th too!

The Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage is coordinated by ACORN, Freedom 90, Mennonite New Life Centre, OCAP, Ontario Campaign 2000, Parkdale Community Legal Services, Put Food in the Budget, Social Planning Toronto, Toronto and York Region Labour Council and the Workers’ Action Centre.

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Partners for Access and Identification (PAID) Project

Partners for Access and Identification (PAID)

This city-wide program helps vulnerable people get the identification they need to access health care, sources of income such as pensions, and other services. Because of the nature of street life, ID is often lost or stolen, and without basic ID—such as a birth certificate, health card or social insurance number—it is impossible to access basic services or find employment. We have over 40 PAID clinic sites in the GTA, and we serve approximately 8,000 homeless people annually.

Through regularly scheduled clinics throughout the city, PAID program works to help individuals who do not have a permanent address.

ID Workers can only assist clients with the following documents:

  • Birth Registration
  • Canadian Birth Certificate – wallet size
  • Record of Landing – replacements
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN) Card – replacement
  • Ontario Health Card, if person does not have an address and ID

Unfortunately, ID Workers cannot assist clients who only have the following documents:

  • Permanent Resident (PR) Card
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Foreign Birth certificates
  • Canadian or Foreign Passport
  • Ontario Driver Licence
  • Ontario Photo ID Card

The PAID clinic is at Rexdale Community Legal Clinic every Thursday afternoon from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. We are located at 21 Panorama Court , Suite 2400, in the Rexdale Community Hub.

The PAID clinic is also at Albion Neighbourhood Services’ Albion Mall Location every Thursday morning from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

For more information and a list of other clinic locations and schedules click HERE.