Being informed about elections and exercising the right to vote helps influence change.  The 2022 Municipal Election and School Board election is on Monday, October 24.

The Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force believes that poverty issues and poverty reduction strategies need to be front and center in the upcoming election.

People of all economic levels want:  a steady income, a home that is safe and affordable; good health care and representatives in government that work together to improve our well-being.

These issues are reflected in our collective action around housing, income solutions, gender, diversity & inclusion and health equity.

ENOUGH TO THRIVE ON

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BASIC INCOME AND HOUSING

A guaranteed basic income means that everyone’s basic needs are met in a dignified and sustainable way. 

Housing is more than just 4 walls, it is creating a home and foundation for people to thrive in. Listen to the voices of the RentSafe Advisory Committee in My Voice is Power.

Who benefits from a Guaranteed Basic Income?

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Voting and understanding how local government works

We have compiled a list of resources that will assist you in voting and understanding how local government works. It is important to understand the different levels of government and what they are responsible for when voting. Municipal 101 is a great resource on who is responsible for what at all 3 levels of government.  

Centering Anti-Racist and Equity Frameworks in Anti-Poverty Work

Community Voices promote Diversity and Inclusion of People on Low Income in municipal government. We All Live Here (infographic) speaks to the need for more diversity and inclusion in municipal decision-making.

We All Win – Diversity on Council”  provides resources and tools on diversity and inclusion on municipal councils (Source: Association of Municipalities of Ontario, 2022).

Tamarack Institute’s Communities Ending Poverty (CEP) members hosted two conversations that explored how members were developing, implementing, and centering anti-racist and equity frameworks in their anti-poverty work.

In Grey Bruce, 27% of municipal positions are held by women, whereas 51% of the Grey Bruce region’s population are women. (Source: 2021 Census Release of Population/ Gender (April 27, 2022 Release).

  • electHERnow.ca Grey Bruce is a non-partisan volunteer group committed to gender balance in the municipal government.  They provide a breakdown of women municipal representatives for each municipality. They also provide Free online campaign resources for women running in the 2022 Municipal Election.  

For more voter information about your local election, please visit your local municipality’s website.

Grey County 

Chatsworth

West Grey

Hanover

Owen Sound

Southgate

Blue Mountains

Meaford

Georgian Bluffs

Grey Highlands

Bruce County

Brockton 

Huron Kinloss

South Bruce

South Bruce Peninsula

North Bruce Peninsula

Saugeen Shores

Kincardine

Arran-Elderslie