Grey Bruce: Poverty Outside the City

In December 2012, TVO participated in an international, cross-media series called "Why Poverty?" that tried to ask why, in the 21st century, poverty remains such a problem all around the world. One of the spots is entitled "Grey Bruce: Poverty Outside the City."  The Agenda spoke to three people, two involved in charities -the United Way of … Continue reading Grey Bruce: Poverty Outside the City

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5 Canadian Premiers Stepping Up to the Local Food Plate

17 Jun 2013 Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec by Joanne Bays The political will to get more local food onto the public plates – is gearing up. No less than five Canadian Premiers have made solid commitments to furthering the local food movement. Three Premiers have specifically  said they want to see more  publicly funded institutions purchasing … Continue reading 5 Canadian Premiers Stepping Up to the Local Food Plate

PROVINCIAL AND TERRITORIAL MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR HOUSING CALL FOR SUSTAINABLE FEDERAL FUNDING PARTNERSHIP

TORONTO, Ontario – June 25, 2013 – Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Housing today met to discuss the need for long-term, sustainable affordable and social housing. “We are encouraged by the federal government’s recent proposal to extend funding for new affordable housing,” said Robert C. McLeod, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation and Chair … Continue reading PROVINCIAL AND TERRITORIAL MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR HOUSING CALL FOR SUSTAINABLE FEDERAL FUNDING PARTNERSHIP

Almost 40 million bees lost from Elmwood farm

By Jon Radojkovic, Hanover Post  Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:38:19 EDT PM What do alfalfa, coffee, chocolate, apples and watermelons have in common? All that food needs to be pollinated to become…food. And if the main pollinators, bees, are suspected of being killed by pesticides, what can we do to keep some food supply available for … Continue reading Almost 40 million bees lost from Elmwood farm

Councillor worried riders will give up on transit

An Owen Sound councillor says she is concerned about how public transit will fare after the city implements the cost-cutting measures approved by council. “I think we’re cutting the transit system by nicks and cuts all the way through,” Coun. Colleen Purdon said during a meeting Monday. “I’m concerned that our ridership — when we … Continue reading Councillor worried riders will give up on transit

Working Bridges: an employer collaborative

Working Bridges is an employer collaborative dedicated to improving workplace productivity, retention, advancement and financial stability for employees Employers know the success of their businesses and economic health of our community depends on employee retention and enhanced productivity. Through Working Bridges, they also recognize a steady job is the most reliable ticket out of poverty for individuals. Working Bridges … Continue reading Working Bridges: an employer collaborative

Building Human and Social Capital in the Community

by Lisa Stoddard It’s so difficult to get our collective “head” around the issue of poverty because it’s such a complex issue. One of the ways that we began to develop a better understanding of the complexity of the issue of poverty was by trying to think of our work in terms of how it … Continue reading Building Human and Social Capital in the Community

Where’s Home? 2013

Looking back and looking forward at the need for affordable housing in Ontario Housing does not just reflect inequality—it magnifies it. Housing is far and away the largest expense of moderate and low income households. One conclusion resonates over the 20 years covered in this retrospective edition of Where’s Home?. Housing affordability for low income Ontarians has deteriorated. … Continue reading Where’s Home? 2013