AWH concerns are constantly evolving – local, national and international!

  • Social protection intersecting health and social democracy
  • Poverty
  • Racism
  • Climate emergency
  • Child care
  • Long Term care
  • Violence perpetrated against women
  • Affordable housing
  • Pay equity
  • Diverse and marginalized women
  • Care of the vulnerable
  • Distribution of income
  • Reproductive rights

September 2019-Sept. 2020

Campaigns on:
The New Normal- the AWH vision for life after COVID-19
The Social Commons

Letters Sent/Phone calls:
Region of Halton:
July 2020: Mayor Burton and the Police Services Board about redirecting funds towards police training
Jan.2020: Inspections of private child care centres

Feb.2020: Education Minister Lecce on a number of issues – teachers’ strike, budget cuts, increased funding for programs and services, class sizes, gender wage parity with other public services, etc.
Feb.2020: Attorney General Doug Downey and local MPPs for stabilized support to sexual assault centres in this time of #MeToo.
March 2020: Local MPPs about what AWH would like to see after COVID
May 2020: To protest the cancelling of the state-of-art courthouse in Oakville that involved loss of jobs and services
July 2020: The need to regulate Long Term Care homes
July 2020: The capping of wages contained in Bill 124

July 2020: Prime Minister, supporting universal child care program
August 2020: A precise definition of what we wanted to see in a national child care program
August 2020: supporting basic income as part of a network of social supports.

Briefs presented:
January 2020: Pre-Budget comments to the Ontario Government, including a presentation to the Committee
August 2020: Pre-Budget comments to the federal government

Heather Thompson, Halton Age Friendly Network
Eleanor McMahon, former President of the Ontario Treasury Board
Lisa Koehler, Coordinator of Halton Environmental Network
Pam Damoff, MP Oakville North Burlington

December 2019: meeting concerning the new courthouse in Oakville
July 2020: with GASP to discuss liveable income
August 2020: Mayor of Oakville the Chair of the Police Services Board and deputy police chief discussing racial discrimination and the use of force by the police.
Rising Together: Women for a Just Economy – webinar series developing a plan

Events attended:
Protest with Black Lives Matter
Protest with CFUW Oakville concerning Long Term Care

Income security letter from Income Security Advocacy Centre
The Prosperity Project