Wealth Inequality in Canada: A shocking study from the Broadbent Institute

Wealth Inequality in Canada: A shocking study from the Broadbent Institute that is hard to swallow. What Canadians think is the wealthy inequality in Canada is so wrong! Our healthy middle class does not exist and things are dire for the bottom 20% of income earners. 70% of wealth is owned by the top 20% … Continue reading Wealth Inequality in Canada: A shocking study from the Broadbent Institute

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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

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

Wealth Distribution video

I received this link: http://www.upworthy.com/9-out-of-10-americans-are-completely-wrong-about-this-mind-blowing-fact-2?c=reccon1 .(from Dennis Rahphael's, Social Determinants of Health list serve). It paints a fairly clear picture about wealth distribution in the states. Sorry I have not seen something similar for Canada yet. It may be a handy to demonstrate why we are so concerned about poverty.

Food Security Action Group Agenda_27 Nov 2013

The Food Security Action Group agenda focused on organizational housekeeping details, the analysis of the Nutritious Food Basket Survey 2013.  As well as looking at recent funding opportunities.  Food Security AG agenda 2013-11-27 Also on the Agenda was a review of funding opportunities presented at a recent Ministry presentation: RED Overview Local Food Fund

Rural Transportation Committee resolution passed_28 Nov 2013

November 28, 2013 The Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force submitted a letter of support to MPP Bill Walker's office on a resolution to strike a Provincial Rural and Northern Ontario Transportation Committee. Bill Walker Resolution_support letter from BG Poverty Task Force The Committee would be all-party. In the letter which Bill Walker quoted from in his presentation … Continue reading Rural Transportation Committee resolution passed_28 Nov 2013

VPI Inc seeking employers in Bruce County for Youth Employment

21 October 2013 Financial hiring incentives are available through Employment Ontario and the no-charge hiring assistance services through VPI Inc. in Bruce County. VPI Inc have hundreds of skilled and qualified jobseekers they can refer to employers and they can also assist with training incentives of up to $6800 that can help off-set some of the costs associated with hiring … Continue reading VPI Inc seeking employers in Bruce County for Youth Employment

Video: Tamarack Institute discuss reducing poverty using a Collective Impact approach

Video: Paul Born, President and Liz Weaver, Vice President of the Tamarack Institute discuss reducing poverty using a Collective Impact approach. http://bit.ly/170Hiwk For more information on this approach, Vibrant Communities and/or the Tamarack Institute go to: http://tamarackcommunity.ca/

Best practices in local food: A guide for municipalities

“We all want to raise awareness, and to celebrate the good things that are grown, harvested and made in Ontario. Sharing best practices and building on good ideas with a view to expand local food capacity demonstrates our collective commitment to support the success of our agri-food industry and to grow strong local food economies … Continue reading Best practices in local food: A guide for municipalities

Chesley mother wonders what’s next for her son

Chesley mother Sara-Lynne Leask with her 21-year-old son Kelly Margetts. By Mary Golem Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:31:14 EDT AM CHESLEY - Like any other mother, Sara-Lynne Leask of Chesley wants only the best for her son. But ever since her son 21-year-old Kelly Margetts “aged out” after six years at the W. Ross MacDonald School for the … Continue reading Chesley mother wonders what’s next for her son