Leena Sharma, Colleen Sym and June Cockwell presented a submission to the government of Ontario Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs’ Pre-Budget Consultation on Tuesday, January 14th. The HPRT , along with Community Development Halton, the Peel Poverty Action Group and the Campaign for Adequate Welfare, were some of the groups whose recommendations spoke to the needs of Ontarians living in poverty.
After Chilwell had a heart attack, she has known worries like not having enough money for bread and milk.
“It has been a difficult, stressful and unbelievable experience,” said the Halton resident. “I never imagined being in this situation.”
Chilwell’s story moved the audience at the Halton Poverty Roundtable business breakfast Wednesday (Oct. 30).
The Burlington woman was among several speakers at the event, held in Burlington at McMaster University’s Ron Joyce Centre, Degroote School of Business.