Bridges Out of Poverty – It’s Our Business Too! What Works in Grey Bruce? Poverty Forum May 16th, 2013

Bridges Out of Poverty_It’s Our Business Too Workshop Poster and Registration Form_May 16th, 2013

A Bridges Out of Poverty educational opportunity

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

CAW Education Centre, Port Elgin

Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges – and strengths – of people living in poverty. This one day workshop will help employers, community organizations, social-service agencies, and individuals address and reduce poverty in a comprehensive way.

You will…

  • Examine the impact of poverty on our local workforce
  • Identify ways to improve job retention rates, build resources, improve outcomes, and support those who are moving out of poverty
  • Identify ways to improve relationships between social service sector and business sector.

This one day workshop will be delivered by Certified Bridges out of Poverty Trainer

Gayle Montgomery  Lambton County Social Services

For further information and registration please call Jill Umbach at 519-377-9406 or email:

Ontario Trillium Foundation supports Poverty Task Force

The CEO of the Ontario Trillium Foundation has high praise for the commitment of staff and volunteers of the Bruce Grey United Way.

Andrea Cohen was guest speaker at the United Way’s annual general meeting. She administers an annual budget of $120 million of provincial government grant money.

Cohen says the Trillium Foundation and the United Way have much in common in working to make better communities.

During her visit to Bruce Grey, Cohen presented a grant of $60,000 for a collaborative project between the United Way and the Bruce Grey Children’s Alliance.