Fonds F02533 - Low Income Needs Coalition fonds

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Low Income Needs Coalition fonds

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  • 1991-2006 (Creation)
    Low Income Needs Coalition

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0.34 m of textual records, ca. 100 photographs : col., 4 videocassettes : VHS, 4 audio cassettes

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Low Income Needs Coalition (LINC) was a community group formed in the fall of 1992 in Kingston, Ontario. The Coalition was committed to fighting against poverty and endeavoured to ensure the best interests of the recipients of social programs were considered by both the government and the general public. The goals of the group were to be achieved by bringing people with low incomes together to share their experiences and frustrations, to build new friendships and alliances and to work together to achieve a common success and increase public awareness about the myths and realities of people living on low incomes.

The Coalition established links with service providers and other community action groups such as the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP), the Ontario Social Safety Network, the Kingston Community Legal Clinic, the North Kingston Community Council, the North Kingston Community Health Centre, and Better Beginnings for Kingston Children, in order to tackle issues with a united front. The main activities of the group were to hold public meetings, conduct research, participate in public demonstrations and publish articles and letters to newspapers and government officials.

LINC gained and lost members over the years. Membership was at its largest in 1995, during the years of Mike Harris' tenure as Premier of Ontario. After a slow dissolution of membership, the coalition disbanded as an anti-poverty group and ceased operations in 2003.

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This fonds is comprised of correspondence, notes, publications and documentation which reflect the activities of the Low Income Needs Coalition. The records predominantly reflect three main accomplishments or undertakings of the Coalition over the years: opposition to Workfare; the return of the National Child Benefit Supplement to local families on welfare; and the activities of the Direct Action Working Group which assisted and advised individuals in understanding, or registering complaint regarding, the receipt of assistance benefits. Includes photographs of the Queen's Park Riot in June 2000, and LINC demonstrations and awareness campaigns in the City of Kingston as well as display and promotional material for the Coalition.

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This material was donated by Tara Kainer -- 2008


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  • English

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Map 124
MI 181
F5 E12

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  • Shelf: 2150.5
  • Map cabinet: Map 124
  • Shelf: SR1184
  • Shelf: MI 181
  • Shelf: F5 E12