We know that poverty is a very complex experience and that it is more than just measuring people by their level of income. We define poverty as the condition in which people are without the supports, means and choices needed to attain and maintain a basic standard of living.

The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals have been adopted by the Task Force to guide our vision and inform the way we work on inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. As each issue is intertwined with the others, we recognize that it will require a similarly comprehensive response to achieve sustained progress in any one area. The SDG universal framework and plan help us to understand our local outcomes and contribute to achieving a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030.

At the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force we listen to people in our communities with lived and living experience of poverty. In the lead up to the 2018 municipal election, we asked people 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 safe and affordable; good health care and representatives in government that work together with them to improve their well-being. Do you know what poverty looks like in Bruce County and Grey County? Consultations with those in our communities have re-affirmed how we address poverty in our communities. We have created a series of infographics reflecting poverty in our communities within Bruce County and Grey County. These infographics also reflect our strategic directions.

 


From Band-Aids to Bridges arises from the work of our Food Security Action Group.

From Band-Aids to Bridges

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From Housing to Homes arises from the work of our Housing Action Group

From Housing to Homes

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We All Live Here arises from the work of our Community Voices

We All Live Here

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Enough To Thrive On arises from the work of our Income Security Action Group

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