Responce to the new Government of Ontario Long-Term Energy Plan

Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force and United Way of Bruce Grey Respond to the new Government of Ontario Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) Ontario's new Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) - to be launched in spring/summer of 2017 - will determine the direction for Ontario’s energy future for the next 20 years. In accordance with the Electricity … Continue reading Responce to the new Government of Ontario Long-Term Energy Plan

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Poverty and Children’s Brains – there is an affect!

Association of Child Poverty, Brain Development, and Academic Achievement Poverty is tied to structural differences in several areas of the brain associated with school readiness skills, with the largest influence observed among children from the poorest households. Regional gray matter volumes of children below 1.5 times the federal poverty level were 3 to 4 percentage … Continue reading Poverty and Children’s Brains – there is an affect!

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

Put Food in the Budget campaign – World Hunger Day on Tuesday May 28

May 31, 2013 The Put Food in the Budget campaign organized a unique event to recognize World Hunger Day on Tuesday May 28. The Put Food in the Budget campaign has learned over the course of our campaign that hundreds of thousands of people are hungry at every stage of life in Ontario because their … Continue reading Put Food in the Budget campaign – World Hunger Day on Tuesday May 28

Homeless single mothers equipped for a new life: Goar

Homeless single mothers equipped for a new life: Goar Four years ago, these graduates were living in women’s shelters, hiding behind false names, not daring to think about the future. Today, they are working in banks, law offices, high-tech firms or Woodgreen’s network of early learning centres. Their salaries range from $35,000 to $55,000. Their … Continue reading Homeless single mothers equipped for a new life: Goar

That first meeting

Poverty Stakeholders Meeting July 31, 2012  3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lee Manor Auditorium Session Guidelines R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Honesty Listen for the nugget of truth Look for possibility It’s okay to disagree One person at a time Speak from an authentic place “What would it take for us to create a sustainable network of supports within … Continue reading That first meeting