A City of Dignity, Respect and Opportunity
St. Catharines is a great place to live, do business, and raise a family, but it’s not the same for everyone. Many families and individuals live in poverty and struggle with homelessness, hunger and isolation.
A compassionate community is where we can all come together to do what we can to help and support neighbours in need. Whether it is financial support, food or clothing donations, volunteering your time, taking part in fundraisers or simply reaching out to the people around you to show friendship and care, we all have a role to play. It’s about an attitude and a community lifestyle.
There are many other challenges and many other issues to overcome to address poverty and homelessness. While I am focused on the issues that the City and Niagara Region can have a direct impact on, I believe it’s important for us to talk about the reality of poverty and its effects.
I invite you to share your ideas about these issues and let’s talk about solutions. As a compassionate city, we can create space for conversations and sharing ideas.