Income Security Action Group_Minutes_4 July 2014

The Income Security Action Group met on July 4th, 2014.  Guest David McLaren (Peace & Justice) discussed Precarious Work to follow up on action around the Living Wage campaign and the follow up on the “Poor No More” video.

  • Biggest drivers of inequality in a society include income disparities, (income disparities chart attachment) contribute to a number of inequities including poor health outcomes and early death. (see supporting resources list attachment)
  • Precarious employment DVD of Owen Sound and Walkerton Precarious Employment community forums available from Holly
  • They determined a need to bring in broad partners e.g. unions, PH, municipalities, services and a subgroup was formed (David McLaren, Monica Banz and Jill Umbach) to develop a Municipal Backgrounder and common messages to jointly go forward with to educate people in the upcoming Municipal elections.

Further work was done on planning a Living Wage Symposium with guest speaker Deidre Pike on October 17th: Day of Poverty Eradication.

An Income Assistance Decision Tree  as well as a Client Referral Letter was circulated and discussed.

See the full details in the minutes: Minutes July 4 2014


Transportation Action Group Agenda and Minutes_26 Nov 2013

The Transportation Action Group held an initial meeting  of some Transportation Service Providers and South East Grey Community Health Centre representatives.

Key agenda items:

1. Examine coordinated services across Grey and Bruce Counties amongst service providers.

2. Draft support statement to MPP Bill Walker’s resolution calling for Committee to examine Public Transportation in Rural Ontario

The meeting examined existing services, potential areas for working together to create greater efficiency and identified who should be additionally invited to the table. See the full set of minutes:            Transportation Action Group_Minutes_26 Nov 2013

The group also generated some key recommendations that were incorporated into a letter to support to MPP Bill Walker’s motion. 

Bill Walker Resolution_support letter from BG Poverty Task Force