Behind the Scenes: Poverty Task Force Cover Photo

At first glance, when people look at our cover photo they often see a rich lifestyle – the expensive sailboat moored in the Owen Sound Harbour with cheerful sunflowers in the foreground. Life looks nice and easy! So, how is this related to the Poverty Task Force? It Takes A Crew  In fact, the sailboat … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Poverty Task Force Cover Photo

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Meaford Newsmaker of the Year: councillor Jaden Calvert

We don't normally feature politicians on our blog. However, we want to congratulate Jaden Calvert who has worked hard as a part of our Food Security Action Group. He has been named Meaford Newsmaker of the Year. At 25 years old, he is the youngest Councillor to be elected in Meaford. Jaden has been a … Continue reading Meaford Newsmaker of the Year: councillor Jaden Calvert

Poverty Task Force Meeting Minutes_17 October 2014

October's Poverty Task Force meeting was held in the morning of the Imposium organized by the Income Security Action Group.  Deidre Pike joined us for the morning and was the keynote speaker for our event. Deidre Pike’s fascination for sharing stories drives who she is and what she does as both a Senior Social Planner … Continue reading Poverty Task Force Meeting Minutes_17 October 2014

PTF Housing Action Group Minutes_3 Dec 2014

Housing Action Group of the Poverty Task Force met on December 3rd, 2014. Bob Hart, Public Health shared a logic model for the Housing Action Groups' Above Standard Housing Project.  There is buy-in from the municipalities and they recognize the relationship between health and housing. There is consideration to provide a workshop for this group … Continue reading PTF Housing Action Group Minutes_3 Dec 2014

2014 Nutritious Food Basket Survey released in Grey Bruce

The 2014 annual Nutritious Food Basket survey identifies it costs $782.82 a month to feed a family of four in Grey Bruce; up from $775.37 a month in 2013. The survey measures the cost of basic healthy eating based on the prices for representative food products. Provincially, the cost has risen 4.5 percent from last … Continue reading 2014 Nutritious Food Basket Survey released in Grey Bruce

15 for ’15 Holiday Wish List from Poverty Task Force

Along with the release of the Nutritious Food Basket Survey for 2014, the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force released its Holiday Wish List - 15 Wishes for '15.  We know that achieving food security for your family is not so simple for families living under the poverty line. Its take a good income and benefits; … Continue reading 15 for ’15 Holiday Wish List from Poverty Task Force

Wealth Inequality in Canada: A shocking study from the Broadbent Institute

Wealth Inequality in Canada: A shocking study from the Broadbent Institute that is hard to swallow. What Canadians think is the wealthy inequality in Canada is so wrong! Our healthy middle class does not exist and things are dire for the bottom 20% of income earners. 70% of wealth is owned by the top 20% … Continue reading Wealth Inequality in Canada: A shocking study from the Broadbent Institute

Poverty Task Force_A Community Conversation_8 August 2014

The Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force came together on 8 August 2014 to discuss how we want to shape the place where we live! Chocolate and fruit was served to keep things positive! Photos were taken of ourselves as Changemakers.  We focused on the spark, the passion and the energy that fuels us to be … Continue reading Poverty Task Force_A Community Conversation_8 August 2014

$2,000 donation to help tackle precarious work

Peace & Justice Grey Bruce is a member of the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force. In partnership with the PTF's Income Security Action Group, Public Health and United Way of Bruce Grey we are launching a campaign to work on bringing a living wage to Grey Bruce.  The article below highlights the work of the … Continue reading $2,000 donation to help tackle precarious work