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The business engagement priority table has three areas that they are working on inclusive of the coordination and facilitation of business engagement opportunities for NPRN, bringing back business perspectives on poverty issues/solution to NPRN and promote/raise awareness around the Living Wage program to employers and promotion Living Wage certified employers through liaising with the Living Wage task group.
Government Relations & Advocacy
The Government Relations & Advocacy priority table is works to encourage voters to make an informed decision during election season (federal, provincial, and municipal), while also working to maintain connection and relationship with Niagara's elected officials. This priority table will promote the Network’s existing reports, position statements and papers on key issues including: income security and employment, access to affordable childcare, health equity and housing.
The Health Equity Task Group is currently looking at advancing the recommendations highlighted in a recent report Healthcare First: Improving access to healthcare for the homeless and vulnerably housed in Niagara released by the Health Equity through Advocacy, Research and Theatre (HEART) Project.
Safe, affordable, decent housing can be out of reach for individuals and families living on a low income. The Affordable Housing Group is working to identify the key issues in Niagara and advocate for improvements across the housing continuum.
Marketing & Communications
The NPRN Marketing & Communications priority table aims to work on projects and initiatives that will reduce stigma across Niagara. We are working on projects such as a Niagara-wide report and education campaign, social media campaign and engaging individuals with lived experience to educate and advocate for change across Niagara.
The NPRN Speakers Bureau has recently recruited and trained new speakers. The next step is to initiate a promotional campaign. The group will also be updating current presentation information to keep the presentations current and relevant to current issues in the region.
The Wages and Work priority table is responsible for releasing and updating the Cost of Living and Living Wage calculations and reports. They engage with local employers, promote the Ontario Living Wage Employer certification program and recognize local employers who become certified. The ask group is also the liaison to the Poverty and Precarious Employment in Niagara (PEPiN) research project.