Social Issues

Mariposa School kids raise money for Little Britain food bank

At Mariposa Elementary School, the group, made up of their seventh and eighth grade kids, recently finished the Trick Hunger and Treat the Foodbank campaign that brought in 831 items to the Little Britain Community Food Bank.

New data show $19.05 is the living wage for our region

A family of four with both parents working must earn this wage to pay bills, avoid poverty

New figures just released from the Ontario Living Wage Network show that a family of four in this region, with both parents working full-time, would each have to earn $19.05 per hour to cover basic expenses in 2022.

As food bank use soars, Food Source renews call for basic income, other supports

On Oct. 27 Food Banks Canada released their annual Hunger Count Report sharing that food bank usage across the country has increased to 1.5 million visits in March 2022.

Kawartha Art Gallery donates art to A Place Called Home

The Kawartha Art Gallery recently donated 13 beautiful paintings to A Place Called Home.

A Place Called Home receives $7,500 from Wright Family Fund

A Place Called Home in Lindsay received a significant donation of $7,500 from the Wright Family Fund.

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)