Why does poverty affect so many women in Toronto?

The second installment of The Stop’s Food For Thought speaker series will look at why women’s lives are consistently tied to poverty and how the trap of poverty affects their health and prospects for the future. They’ll explore which options can effectively lift women out of poverty, and how doing so transforms their futures, families, and entire communities.

The discussion will be animated by family physician and health justice activist Dr. Ritika Goel, Deena Ladd of Workers’ Action Centre, and Armine Yalnizyan of Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Moderating the discussion will be Alex Johnston of Catalyst Canada. The conversation will continue among speakers and guests at the reception following the formal program. Join The Stop, in partnership with Maytree, and become part of the solution.

Just Like a Girl: The Female Poverty Trap takes place on Wednesday, April 1 at Baillie Court, 3rd Floor, Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. Food for Thought followed by a reception at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and include light refreshments.