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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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

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.

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

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/

Grey Bruce: Poverty Outside the City

In December 2012, TVO participated in an international, cross-media series called "Why Poverty?" that tried to ask why, in the 21st century, poverty remains such a problem all around the world. One of the spots is entitled "Grey Bruce: Poverty Outside the City."  The Agenda spoke to three people, two involved in charities -the United Way of … Continue reading Grey Bruce: Poverty Outside the City