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!

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Shame, humiliation and lack of inclusion: Invisible barriers to addressing inequalities

Mon, October 7, 2013 Shannon OShea wrote about invisible barriers to the elimination of poverty after attending a one-day workshop: Knowledge from Experience: Building the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda with People Living in Extreme Poverty. [1]  The purpose of the workshop was to showcase a number of participatory research project case studies facilitated by the non-governmental organization ATD-Fourth World and their … Continue reading Shame, humiliation and lack of inclusion: Invisible barriers to addressing inequalities

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

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%

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

Welcoming Communities Forum 2 coming up on Nov 8

7 October 2013 The May Welcoming Communities Forum was a great success, and thanks again to everyone who made it happen. Over the summer Joan and Colleen have continued to research and follow up on the recommendations from the May Forum: ·      Contact with Citizenship and Immigration Canada to discuss potential funding, Pathways to Prosperity, an alliance … Continue reading Welcoming Communities Forum 2 coming up on Nov 8

New critic roles for MPPs Walker, Thompson

Monday, September 30, 2013 10:49:18 EDT AM Local MPPs Bill Walker and Lisa Thompson have been given new roles in Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak’s shadow cabinet. Walker, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound’s PC MPP, is now critic for children and youth services. Thompson, Huron-Bruce’s PC MPP, takes on the critic role for small business, red tape and … Continue reading New critic roles for MPPs Walker, Thompson