At the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force we listen to people in our communities with low income. In the lead up to this election, we asked people with low income 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 … Continue reading Poverty Task Force invites Municipal Election Candidates and the public to test their knowledge about poverty in our community!
Housing is a basic need and is internationally recognized as a human right. Housing forms the foundation for our homes, neighbourhoods and communities. Housing provides shelter, security, a space in which family life can happen and where children grow up and thrive. Yet, for many people, their housing jeopardizes their health and well-being. The unfit conditions in … Continue reading Defining Adequate Housing
Income Security: A Roadmap for Change Report was released on 2 November 2017. The government held a public consultation and they intend to release an “Income Security Strategy for Ontario” early in 2018, using the Roadmap as a guide. All levels of government including the Federal government are involved in the development of this 10 year plan along … Continue reading Income Security: A Roadmap for Change
Peace & Justice Grey Bruce is a member of the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force. In partnership with the PTF's Income Security Action Group, Public Health and United Way of Bruce Grey we are launching a campaign to work on bringing a living wage to Grey Bruce. The article below highlights the work of the … Continue reading $2,000 donation to help tackle precarious work
By Denis Langlois, Sun Times, Owen Sound Sunday, June 15, 2014 3:27:23 EDT PM Grey County has set the wheels in motion for a study it hopes will lead to an improved rural public transit system in the area. A steering committee of senior Grey County staff, along with Toronto-based Lough Barnes Consulting Group, will spend … Continue reading Grey looking for ways to improve rural transit
May 5th-9th is Hunger Awareness Week in Canada The 2008 recession may have hit six years ago, but Ontarians are still dealing with the aftermath. Full time jobs with benefits are merely a dream for thousands of Ontarians who are carrying the burden of a downtrodden economy. While salaries decrease, the cost of housing, hydro … Continue reading Hunger Awareness Week: Who Do You Think Uses the Food Bank?
By Scott Dunn, Sun Times, Owen Sound Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:37:06 EDT PM Darryle Latendress Diners at the Owen Sound Hunger and Relief Effort soup kitchen one night recently discussed what life is like being poor. Ivan Farrow moved back to Owen Sound a few years ago from Orillia after 19 years. He lives with … Continue reading Common threads in stories about being poor
Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:11:25 EST PM Managing Editor, Doug Edgar of the Owen Sound Sun Times has contacted the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force to discuss this new media initiative. Doug explained that the Editors of the Sun Times and its affiliated newspapers across Southern Ontario have made a focus on poverty issues … Continue reading Poverty to be papers’ year-long focus
How Not To Be A D___ At The Food Bank Great recommendations! 1. Do not give anything you would not want to eat. Odds are that no one else wants to eat it, either. Grocery stores donate enough dented cans and torn cardboard boxes to cover the "food in scary-looking packages" base. If you wouldn't … Continue reading How Not To Be A D___ At The Food Bank
Tripling in foodbank usage Local food bank drive, doesn't make it. The Owen Sound Salvation Army's annual Thanksgiving Food Drive has seen an "unprecedented" drop in the amount of food collected this year. During the drive, which wrapped up Monday, under 10,000 pounds of food was collected, well below the organization's goal of 28,000 … Continue reading UK – Tripling in foodbank usage