Poverty impairs cognitive function

Media Release | August 29, 2013 A new report released this week in Science journal directs us to change our thinking.  Going forward, it means that anti-poverty programs could have a huge benefit that we've never recognized before: Help people become more financially stable, and you also free up their cognitive resources to succeed in … Continue reading Poverty impairs cognitive function

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School meal programs needed across Canada to address food insecurity: Report

THE CANADIAN PRESS AUGUST 27, 2013 TORONTO - A new report is recommending provincial and territorial governments create a pan-Canadian program to fund school meals for vulnerable children. The study — released Tuesday by the Conference Board of Canada — addresses food insecurity, which is the lack of access to nutritious and affordable food. Enough For … Continue reading School meal programs needed across Canada to address food insecurity: Report

The power of food – Food banks evolve into community centres inspiring social change

BY SUSAN SCHWARTZ, THE GAZETTE AUGUST 28, 2013 They don’t work. By simply handing out emergency hampers of donated food and sending people on their way, food banks to do little to solve or even address the profound problems of hunger or poverty, say veterans of these community organizations. “In a way, giving out food is … Continue reading The power of food – Food banks evolve into community centres inspiring social change

FROM CONFUSION TO INCLUSION: A WRITE-IN CELEBRATING MENTAL DIVERSITY

On Saturday, August 31st, join poet and activist Richard-Yves Sitoski as he conducts a four-hour write-in inside the front window of the Ginger Press Café and Bookshop in Owen Sound (848 2nd Ave East).  From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. he will compose poems based on suggestions from patrons and passersby, take requests to recite … Continue reading FROM CONFUSION TO INCLUSION: A WRITE-IN CELEBRATING MENTAL DIVERSITY

City to move to three-route bus system

By Denis Langlois, Sun Times, Owen Sound Monday, August 26, 2013 11:30:52 EDT PM City council narrowly approved Monday night reducing the number of 30-minute routes serviced by its public transit system from four to three, despite fierce opposition from some councillors. “I really think we’re making a mistake, a tragic mistake,” Coun. Peter Lemon said … Continue reading City to move to three-route bus system

Poverty Task Force Meeting Minutes – 16 August 2013

Poverty Task Force Minutes 16 Aug 2013 In addition to the minutes are notes from our discussion on key messages to take forward to a Campaign 2000 consultation meeting with the Ministry on the Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy. Quick Key Messages from the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force Stepping Up_a strategic framework to help Ontario's … Continue reading Poverty Task Force Meeting Minutes – 16 August 2013

Will they close the Owen Sound downtown Metro store?

Metro store 'important' to Owen Sound: Mayor  By Denis Langlois, Sun Times, Owen Sound Wednesday, August 14, 2013 4:39:52 EDT PM The list of Metro stores that will close under the grocery chain’s plan to reorganize its Ontario network will not be finalized for six to nine months, a company spokeswoman said Wednesday. But Mayor Deb … Continue reading Will they close the Owen Sound downtown Metro store?

Stepping Up – A Strategic Framework to Help Ontario’s Youth Succeed

Stepping Up is a first-of-its-kind framework developed by the Government of Ontario to help guide, focus and maximize our collaborative actions to support young people. Stepping Up defines what we believe matters most to our young people. It describes what we are already doing to support them and what we can accomplish by working better together. Stepping … Continue reading Stepping Up – A Strategic Framework to Help Ontario’s Youth Succeed

Is that house really affordable? A reality check for first-time buyers

ROB CARRICK The Globe and Mail, Wednesday, Aug. 14 2013, 7:44 PM EDT A year in the life of Canadian households: Spending on water and sewer bills up 2.7 per cent. Spending on natural gas for home heating up 3.9 per cent. Spending on electricity up 4.8 per cent. Spending on cellphone services up 10.7 … Continue reading Is that house really affordable? A reality check for first-time buyers