Great Meeting, Great Discussions!

Here’s a quick summary of what happened at our latest Membership Meeting:

We were pleased to have 19 people in attendance for this meeting including several new faces.

Elections were held to fill two vacancies on the Executive Committee. Tom Mitchell and Liam Mullins were elected. The membership thanked Sawyer Arnold and Kaitlin Namek for their contributions.

The $15 & Fairness campaign will continue with actions planned weekly till January 1st, 2019. If the Ford government repeals Bill 148 (the Employment Standards Act), heightened action will be launched immediately.

The online survey will be live until September 27th. If you haven't filled it out already, here's the link:

So far, affordable housing and better support for shelters for homeless people top the list of what people are most concerned about in Oshawa.

Five working groups were established to help us build capacity and realize the potential of We Are Oshawa with people signing up:

• Fundraising
• Communication
• Political Action
• Outreach & Allies
• Education & Awareness

There's still room to take part and we'd love to have you join us. If you’re interested in participating in any of the committees, please contact a member of the Executive.

Discussion of a proposed Mission & Values Statement was discussed and referred to the Executive Committee for review. The Statement will provide focus for a Strategic Planning Workshop planned for late November.

WAO Executive Committee:
Mary Fowler
Lucian Mailloux
Tom Mitchell
Liam Mullins
Barbara Saxberg

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