We are grateful to so many organizations continue to deliver essential services. On this page we have pulled together some community resources for easy reference.
Marginalized and disadvantaged people in Grey Bruce are at higher risk of COVID19: Indigenous people, people who are homeless, people on social assistance, people in jail, people who are living with disabilities or compromised immune systems and the elderly.
Marginalized people become even more vulnerable during emergencies.
The populations most at risk are those that
• depend heavily on the informal economy
• occupy areas prone to shocks
• have inadequate access to social services or political influence
• have no sick leave benefits/limited capacities and opportunities to cope and adapt
• limited or no access to technologies
By understanding these issues, we can support the capacity of vulnerable populations in emergencies. We have listed a few tools and resources to assist organizations:
Grey Bruce Health Equity Tool – with updated tools & resources, June 2022
Health Link – Interview with Poverty Task Force on the pandemic response- June 2022, Rogers TV.
Politically Speaking – Interview with Poverty Task Force and the United Way on the pandemic response – October 2020, Rogers TV.
Special Edition COVID19 Information – Interview with Poverty Task Force on the pandemic response – May 2020, Rogers TV
For the latest health information.
To find out about the community resources operating in your area call 211 or visit 211.ca.
Supporting Seniors and People with Disabilities During Lockdown
All content provided on this page is for informational purposes only. The Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this page or found by following any link on this page. Any action you take upon the information on this website is strictly at your own risk, and the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force will not be liable for any losses and damages in connection with the use of this web page.