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

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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

Walker touts compassion, after deficit 

By Scott Dunn, Sun Times, Owen Sound Saturday, June 7, 2014 6:44:03 EDT PM Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound candidates in the June 12 election fielded questions on social justice issues Friday night at St. George's Anglican Church parish hall. From the left, Progressive Conservative Bill Walker, New Democrat Karen Gventer, Liberal Ellen Anderson and Green Jenny Parsons. (Scott … Continue reading Walker touts compassion, after deficit 

Ontario Election_June 12th_All Candidates Events Listing

Poverty Reduction is a key election issue. Our Ontario government is legislated to develop a poverty reduction strategy every 5 years regardless of which party is in power. So it is important that candidates can speak and act on poverty issues.  Please find below a list of dates and locations for many of our local All-Candidate … Continue reading Ontario Election_June 12th_All Candidates Events Listing

Warning: Child Poverty Is Hazardous to Our Health

Not one of our kids is disposable, yet we keep them brain-damagingly poor. By Crawford Kilian, 8 May 2014, TheTyee.ca The reports come so often that we shrug them off. Over and over, child and youth watchdog Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond tells us the British Columbian government has failed yet again to protect children. Again and again, B.C. is … Continue reading Warning: Child Poverty Is Hazardous to Our Health