Public Consultations

26 July 2013 To develop a renewed Poverty Reduction Strategy, we continue to need your advice, guidance and expertise. Public and online consultations for a renewed strategy will begin the week of August 6th. There will also be opportunities for people to provide additional input by organizing their own consultations in their communities and submitting … Continue reading Public Consultations

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Ontario to Consult on Development of New Poverty Strategy

NEWS RELEASE Ontario Government Renewing Its Commitment to Reduce Poverty Province to Consult with Ontarians on Development of New Strategy July 26, 2013 12:30 p.m.Ministry of Children and Youth Services Ontario is renewing its commitment to reduce poverty with the launch of province-wide consultations to hear how government and communities can continue to work together … Continue reading Ontario to Consult on Development of New Poverty Strategy

Household Food Insecurity in Canada Report, 2011

July 25, 2013 Naomi Dachner is a contributor to the first of a series of annual reports on household food insecurity in Canada. The report is an initiative of PROOF, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funded research program launched in 2011 to identify effective policy interventions to address household food insecurity. She writes in her blog … Continue reading Household Food Insecurity in Canada Report, 2011

Building a Healthy Bridges Initiative

As we at the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force move forward in our planning it is good to learn from other communities.  Lyn Jackson writes about Building a Health Bridges Initiative in her blog (July 13th, 2013)  http://www.ahaprocess.com/blog/archives/1043 Picture if you will a successful Bridges community—one where all sectors and economic classes are working together … Continue reading Building a Healthy Bridges Initiative

CMHA gardens look to the community

By Tracey Richardson, Sun Times, Owen Sound Wednesday, July 10, 2013 4:35:13 EDT PM OWEN SOUND - The Canadian Mental Health Association wants to share its bounty. Vegetable gardens for its Union Place drop-in centre brunch program in Owen Sound have been prolific since their inception four or five years ago, and now members of the community can … Continue reading CMHA gardens look to the community

What Happens If You Try To Live On McDonald’s Wages: A Budget

By Claire Gordon  | Posted Jul 17th 2013 @ 11:17AM While fast food workers across the country are asking for a "living wage," McDonald's has launched a budgeting website with Visa to help its employees deal better with the money they've got. The "sample budget" provided was greeted with sneers, and sure enough, with more realistic numbers, this McDonald's employee would go … Continue reading What Happens If You Try To Live On McDonald’s Wages: A Budget

Kathleen Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship deadline 9 August 2013

Do you know an Aboriginal student living in non-profit housing? Encourage them to apply for the 2013 Kathleen Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship! For more information or to obtain an application form, visitwww.onpha.on.ca/kblinkhorn. The deadline is August 9, 2013. KATHLEEN BLINKHORN ABORIGINAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP 2013 scholarship Get the 2013 application form. The deadline for applications is August 9, … Continue reading Kathleen Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship deadline 9 August 2013