Social Issues

Dismissal of basic income class action lawsuit to be appealed  

Basic income class action lawsuit can proceed: Ontario Court of Appeal

In a turn-of-events basic income supporters were hoping for, the Ontario Court of Appeal has determined that the class action lawsuit by four former basic income recipients can proceed against the province.

New A Place Called Home shelter open to the public in early June

After two years, the ribbon has been cut for the grand reopening of Lindsay’s homeless shelter, A Place Called Home (APCH)

Sobeys, customers, donate big to Salvation Army food bank in Fenelon

On the heels of a successful Christmas campaign and completion of its building renovation, The Salvation Army in Fenelon Falls was the recipient of more community generosity — $13,000 worth of Sobeys gift cards.

20 years of Kawartha Lakes Food Source

The idea for a central depot for local food banks was borne in 2000, when a collective of community members representing a variety of local organizations answered the call to action when observing a sudden increase in individuals seeking food support.

A Place Called Home Youth Emergency Fund ready to help at-risk youth

A Place Called Home Youth Emergency Fund ready to help at-risk youth

A Place Called Home has announced the arrival of their new Youth Emergency Fund (YEF) program.

Root causes of local hunger made obvious by pandemic

Echoes provincial pattern

The most common reason given for visiting local food banks is the high cost of housing. Following close behind are medical expenses, unemployment, low wages, not enough working hours, and the high cost of food.

The Green Resilience Project to explore links between climate change, income security

A series of 25 to 35 conversations is set to happen across the country – including in the riding of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock – which will explore the link between climate change, income security, and community resilience.