Rural Homeless Enumeration 2018

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com In April of 2018, Bruce County and Grey County each conducted a homelessness enumeration using a Period Prevalence Count (PPC) methodology in their respective counties. The problem of homelessness is most often associated with urban communities, however, a growing body of research over the past 15 years has shown that … Continue reading Rural Homeless Enumeration 2018

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Putting a spotlight on poverty

United Way of Bruce Grey and the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force wants to put a spotlight on poverty in our community. Basic needs are increasingly out of reach for people living on low-income, and people with insufficient income face impossible choices every single day. For people living with disabilities, further barriers related to employment, … Continue reading Putting a spotlight on poverty

More than the Ripley Apple to Discover at the Bruce Botanical Food Garden

By Mikayla Smailes, Dietetic Intern Do you enjoy freshly picked produce? Take a short trip to Ripley and gain bonus passport punches at the Bruce Botanical Food Garden! I am a Dietetic Practicum Student with Grey Bruce Public Health. On Tuesday July 10, I had the pleasure of accompanying the Food Security Action Group as … Continue reading More than the Ripley Apple to Discover at the Bruce Botanical Food Garden

Wait time is three years minimum in Grey County

By Denis Langlois, Sun Times, Owen Sound Monday, November 18, 2013 6:44:12 EST PM The hundreds of people who are on waiting lists for an affordable housing unit in Grey-Bruce are, in most cases, living in crisis mode, say local advocates for low-income residents. Unaffordable rent costs force people to take drastic measures to scrape by, … Continue reading Wait time is three years minimum in Grey County

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

Bruce County and CMHC invitation to “Housing Choices for All” – 24 October 2013 – Kincardine

SAVE THE DATE! In partnership, Bruce County and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation invite you to join them to celebrate National Housing Day at a community forum to celebrate partnerships, showcase success stories and highlight innovative housing solutions. Thursday, October 24th, 2013 8:30am - 1:00pm Kincardine Pavilion, 156 Durham Street, Kincardine Registration details and agenda … Continue reading Bruce County and CMHC invitation to “Housing Choices for All” – 24 October 2013 – Kincardine

That first meeting

Poverty Stakeholders Meeting July 31, 2012  3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lee Manor Auditorium Session Guidelines R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Honesty Listen for the nugget of truth Look for possibility It’s okay to disagree One person at a time Speak from an authentic place “What would it take for us to create a sustainable network of supports within … Continue reading That first meeting