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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Media Release: Help available to file tax returns

February 22, 2018 The Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force and Grey Bruce Health Unit encourage everyone to file a tax return, especially those with low or modest income. Filing a tax return helps identify benefits they can collect and may result in more money back. Getting help with filing tax returns is available throughout Grey … Continue reading Media Release: Help available to file tax returns

Fighting poverty with food security

  Public Health Dietician Laura Needham (left) and Jill Umbach, Planning Network Coordinator with Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force, discussed food security issues with Saugeen Shores councillors at their July 24 meeting. Councillors were asked to consider endorsing a Bruce Grey Food Charter to create a just, sustainable and secure food system.   SAU - The statistic … Continue reading Fighting poverty with food security

Grey Bruce Online Food Map is Launched; Targets Hunger and Waste Reduction

The Food Security Action Group (FSAG) has launched a Bruce Grey Food Assets Map. The map will help to connect organizations and businesses looking to build better food security throughout the region. Currently, the Food Assets Map includes programs and initiatives like community gardens, community meals, food banks, food education, good food boxes, meal delivery … Continue reading Grey Bruce Online Food Map is Launched; Targets Hunger and Waste Reduction

Ontario Releases Basic Income Consultation Feedback

Province Moving Forward with Pilot Program in 2017 March 16, 2017 9:30 A.M. Ministry of Community and Social Services Ontario is releasing a report that summarizes the feedback gathered from thousands of people across the province on how to design and deliver a basic income pilot. Basic income is a payment to eligible families or individuals that … Continue reading Ontario Releases Basic Income Consultation Feedback

Basic Income Pilot Consultations

The Ontario government is launching a pilot project to study how giving people a basic income might reduce poverty and improve health, housing and employment outcomes in Ontario. The Ontario government released a Discussion Paper by Honourable Hugh Segal in June 2016 entitled Finding a Better Way: A Basic Income. The Ontario government has been … Continue reading Basic Income Pilot Consultations

Ontario Proposing Changes to Payday Loans, Debt Collection

Province Introducing Legislation to Strengthen Consumer Financial Protection December 9, 2015 9:35 A.M. Ministry of Government and Consumer Services Ontario will introduce legislation to increase protections for consumers who use high-cost alternative financial services, such as payday loans, instalment loans, rent-to-own services and cheque-cashing services, and to better protect those with debts in collection. If passed, … Continue reading Ontario Proposing Changes to Payday Loans, Debt Collection

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