Poverty and Housing from the Margins: Communities Respond to COVID-19 Webinar

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The Live Work Well Research Centre is launching a webinar series entitled “From the Margins: Communities Respond to COVID-19”, where we will elevate perspectives often excluded from dominant discussions of COVID-19. The panelists will discuss what are the specific challenges that their communities and organizations are facing due to COVID-19 and the social, political, and economic conditions underlying these challenges. 

Join us and our panelists in discussing poverty and housing during COVID-19. We will explore the impacts of the pandemic on people living in poverty, and how governments, organizations and communities have been responding to the crisis. This conversation will give us insights on what social, economic and political changes need to happen to allow people living in poverty to survive and thrive. Potential social issues explored include: housing and poverty; governance of public space; disability; food security; incarceration and institutionalization.


  • Dominica McPherson, Coordinator, Guelph Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination
  • Tina Bophey, Guelph local resident and advocate, peer helper, Guelph Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination
  • Cory O'Handley, Director of Projects and Housing Development, Services and Housing in the Province (SHIP)

With contributions from Karen Metcalfe, Dufferin resident and advocate.

Moderator: Tobin Haley, Assistant Professor, Community Studies, Cape Breton University

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/from-the-margins-communities-respond-to-covid-19-tickets-109024065916