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!

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More than the Ripley Apple to Discover at the Bruce Botanical Food Garden

By Mikayla Smailes, Dietetic Intern Do you enjoy freshly picked produce? Take a short trip to Ripley and gain bonus passport punches at the Bruce Botanical Food Garden! I am a Dietetic Practicum Student with Grey Bruce Public Health. On Tuesday July 10, I had the pleasure of accompanying the Food Security Action Group as … Continue reading More than the Ripley Apple to Discover at the Bruce Botanical Food Garden

Housing is a Human Right

Canada has adopted a Rights-Based approach to its first-ever National Housing Strategy on November 22nd, 2017.  They have announced their new strategy with a $41 billion budget over the next 10 years. In addition to existing programs,  what is new? $15.9 billion for a National Housing Co-investment Fund  $4.7 billion in financial contributions and $11.2 … Continue reading Housing is a Human Right

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

Behind the Scenes: Poverty Task Force Cover Photo

At first glance, when people look at our cover photo they often see a rich lifestyle – the expensive sailboat moored in the Owen Sound Harbour with cheerful sunflowers in the foreground. Life looks nice and easy! So, how is this related to the Poverty Task Force? It Takes A Crew  In fact, the sailboat … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Poverty Task Force Cover Photo

Rural Transportation Forum Report June 2014

The Rural Ontario Institute, in partnership with Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition and Bruce County, hosted a half-day forum in Walkerton to explore the rural transportation solutions. In total, 44 stakeholders from across the region participated in the forum, which included representatives from regional municipalities, health and social service providers, and provincial ministry staff. Members of the … Continue reading Rural Transportation Forum Report June 2014

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 

Rain won’t stop homeless campout

OWEN SOUND - As preparations were made Friday for Safe 'n Sound's second annual overnight campout to raise awareness and some money to combat homelessness, the rain started. Organizers want to remind people that some around us do camp in all kinds of weather because they have to. Richard Suchow, the manager at the downtown drop-in and … Continue reading Rain won’t stop homeless campout

UWBG provides feedback to the Ministry of Labour Minimum Wage consultation process

17 October 2013 United Way of Bruce Grey has provided feedback to the Ministry of Labour Minimum Wage consultation process.http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/regional.php A “living wage” is needed for people to avoid poverty in today’s economy.  A recent survey carried out by the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force for the Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy Review submission heard from … Continue reading UWBG provides feedback to the Ministry of Labour Minimum Wage consultation process