Poverty Task Force Minutes_10 October 2013

Poverty Task Force Minutes 10 October 2013

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Tranquil, sure. But Ontario’s rural communities take a hit as factories close in nearby larger centres

Debora Van Brenk, QMI Agency Sunday, October 20, 2013 6:00:00 EDT AM FLORENCE, ONT. - It's high noon on an autumn day and the loudest sounds are the ratcheting of crickets and the occasional call of an in-town rooster crowing out of time. A shiny new playground and a community hall sit in the middle of Florence, … Continue reading Tranquil, sure. But Ontario’s rural communities take a hit as factories close in nearby larger centres

Why Food Charity Won’t Solve Canada’s Hunger Problem

Posted: 10/18/2013 12:49 pm A throne speech may cause great anticipation for some, but unless you are considered "middle class" or a consumer, this speech was not made for you.  Presented in the same week as World Food Day (Oct, 16) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (Oct. 17), it was not … Continue reading Why Food Charity Won’t Solve Canada’s Hunger Problem

VPI Inc seeking employers in Bruce County for Youth Employment

21 October 2013 Financial hiring incentives are available through Employment Ontario and the no-charge hiring assistance services through VPI Inc. in Bruce County. VPI Inc have hundreds of skilled and qualified jobseekers they can refer to employers and they can also assist with training incentives of up to $6800 that can help off-set some of the costs associated with hiring … Continue reading VPI Inc seeking employers in Bruce County for Youth Employment

10 Things You Might Not Know About Poverty In Canada

17 October 2013 In 1993, the UN designated October 17 the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, and later adopted the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger as the core of its Millennium Development Goals. The theme for this year is "Working together towards a world without discrimination: Building on the experience and knowledge … Continue reading 10 Things You Might Not Know About Poverty In Canada

Rain won’t stop homeless campout

OWEN SOUND - As preparations were made Friday for Safe 'n Sound's second annual overnight campout to raise awareness and some money to combat homelessness, the rain started. Organizers want to remind people that some around us do camp in all kinds of weather because they have to. Richard Suchow, the manager at the downtown drop-in and … Continue reading Rain won’t stop homeless campout

Hydro rates goes up by 3%

By: John Spears Business reporter, Published on Thu Oct 17 2013 Ontario consumers will face higher hydro bills starting Nov. 1 — with the sharpest percentage increase coming during off-peak hours. Time of use electricity rates, which are now paid by most consumers and small businesses, are due to rise by 0.5 cents a kilowatt hour for all … Continue reading Hydro rates goes up by 3%

UWBG provides feedback to the Ministry of Labour Minimum Wage consultation process

17 October 2013 United Way of Bruce Grey has provided feedback to the Ministry of Labour Minimum Wage consultation process.http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/regional.php A “living wage” is needed for people to avoid poverty in today’s economy.  A recent survey carried out by the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force for the Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy Review submission heard from … Continue reading UWBG provides feedback to the Ministry of Labour Minimum Wage consultation process

UK – Tripling in foodbank usage

Tripling in foodbank usage   Local food bank drive, doesn't make it. The Owen Sound Salvation Army's annual Thanksgiving Food Drive has seen an "unprecedented" drop in the amount of food collected this year. During the drive, which wrapped up Monday, under 10,000 pounds of food was collected, well below the organization's goal of 28,000 … Continue reading UK – Tripling in foodbank usage

Dealing with the cost of utilities in Bruce Grey_a new report

15 October 2013 A recent report by Bruce and Grey Counties summarizes the changes in job security and the impact of the rising cost of utilities. It is estimated that about 1 in 3 Canadians live pay cheque to pay cheque and support service agencies in Bruce and Grey Counties find that most of the … Continue reading Dealing with the cost of utilities in Bruce Grey_a new report