Respect, validation & listening: Fall Food Gathering 2018

Our 2nd Annual Grey Bruce Fall Food Gathering on September 20th brought together food system players to connect, collaborate, share, and learn. The Grey Bruce Sustainability Network and the Food Security Action Group of the Poverty Task Force focused this year’s event on the intersections between food, mental health, and the environment. People with mental health experiences are … Continue reading Respect, validation & listening: Fall Food Gathering 2018

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Poverty Task Force invites Municipal Election Candidates and the public to test their knowledge about poverty in our community!

At the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force we listen to people in our communities with low income. In the lead up to this election, we asked people with low income what do you want for your families? “It turns out they want what people of all economic levels want:  steady income, a home that is … Continue reading Poverty Task Force invites Municipal Election Candidates and the public to test their knowledge about poverty in our community!

Putting a spotlight on poverty

United Way of Bruce Grey and the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force wants to put a spotlight on poverty in our community. Basic needs are increasingly out of reach for people living on low-income, and people with insufficient income face impossible choices every single day. For people living with disabilities, further barriers related to employment, … Continue reading Putting a spotlight on poverty

Food Charter Promoted To Municipal Leaders

Grey Bruce Public Health and Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force are working together to encourage munipalities across Grey and Bruce to endorse and take action on the Bruce Grey Food Charter.  Public Health Dietician Laura Needham has been on a roadtrip across Grey and Bruce Counties to speak about a just and sustainable local food … Continue reading Food Charter Promoted To Municipal Leaders

Equity and Inclusion: Community Voices engage with City of Owen Sound Council

Two Graduates of the Getting Ahead program and Communty Voices members, Renee Schlonies and Tanya Butt asked the City of Owen Sound Council to consider the views of people on low income when making their decisions. The Community Voices co-chairs provided a snapshot of poverty in Owen Sound. Recent political and economic conditions have contributed … Continue reading Equity and Inclusion: Community Voices engage with City of Owen Sound Council

OFFICIAL SUBMISSION: A FOOD POLICY FOR CANADA

In response to a call from the Government of Canada's A Food Policy for Canada, the Food Security Action Group of the Poverty Task Force has provided an official submission to inform the national Food Policy. The PTF’s submission on  A Food Policy for Canada_2017  is available here: Canadian Food Policy PTF Response_30 Aug 2017 Individuals, … Continue reading OFFICIAL SUBMISSION: A FOOD POLICY FOR CANADA

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

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

Grey looking for ways to improve rural transit

By Denis Langlois, Sun Times, Owen Sound Sunday, June 15, 2014 3:27:23 EDT PM Grey County has set the wheels in motion for a study it hopes will lead to an improved rural public transit system in the area. A steering committee of senior Grey County staff, along with Toronto-based Lough Barnes Consulting Group, will spend … Continue reading Grey looking for ways to improve rural transit