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!
Housing is a basic need and is internationally recognized as a human right. Housing forms the foundation for our homes, neighbourhoods and communities. Housing provides shelter, security, a space in which family life can happen and where children grow up and thrive. Yet, for many people, their housing jeopardizes their health and well-being. The unfit conditions in … Continue reading Defining Adequate Housing
The Income Security Action Group of the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force encourages everyone to file a tax return. For modest and low income Canadians, filing a tax return helps increase the number of benefits they can collect and may result in an increase in their income. Many Canadians have no idea they would get … Continue reading Increasing Income through Filing Your Taxes
The United Way of Bruce Grey updated its Living Wage Rate 2017. It found that in 2017, a family of three consisting of a single parent, a 15-year-old and an eight-year-old would need the sole earner to work 40 hours a week making $21.01 an hour to get by. The rate was last updated in … Continue reading A Rise in Living Wage in 2017
he members of the Income Security Action Group are encouraging all members of the Poverty Task Force to visit the Basic Income Pilot Consultation page of the Ontario Government. In June 2016, the Honourable Hugh Segal prepared a discussion paper, Finding a Better Way: A Basic Income Pilot for Ontario, which the governmnet is using … Continue reading Basic Income Pilot Consultations
Hungry for Action: Cost of Living in Grey Bruce 2015 Infographic
Grey Bruce Health Unit: The Cost of Eating Well in Grey and Bruce Counties The Nutritious Food Basket The Nutritious Food Basket is a costing tool that measures the cost of basic healthy eating using the current nutrition recommendations from Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide and average food purchasing patterns from the Canadian Community … Continue reading 2015 Nutritious Food Survey
Precarious work—any work that does not pay well enough to meet basic expenses—is a major driver of social inequality which does its own social and economic damage. It is fast becoming the principle worry of organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations. Final Report … Continue reading Final Report of the Precarious Work Group_January 2015