Social Issues

KLFS makes a stink about food insecurity

The Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS) is excited to announce the kickoff of their 2021 Stinky Fish Challenge fundraiser.

223 free lunches distributed so far: Summer Outreach Lunch Program

Any elementary age child is welcome to pick up a free lunch

As of July 23, 288 lunches were prepared for the Summer Outreach Lunch Program, with 223 free and healthy bagged lunches distributed to children. The remaining 125 were donated to A Place Called Home.

The value of being productive and the stigma of not

The value of being productive and the stigma of not

We are often told that it is important to contribute to society. Yet we do not always get to define what constitutes a meaningful contribution. To a large extent, that has been shaped by a system that values constant economic growth above all else. How we are valued is too often based upon our ability to be productive and to work.

Bigger Together concert from Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kawartha Lakes – Haliburton with RBM Productions is excited to present two memorable concerts this summer, according to a media release.

More supports for local victims and survivors of human trafficking

More supports for local victims and survivors of human trafficking

'The trauma of human trafficking is significant.'

The Ontario government is investing more than $780,000 over the next five years in a new community-based program to provide more young victims and survivors of human trafficking in Kawartha Lakes with the services they need.

Incentives offered for affordable housing

Developers, community housing providers, non profits, landlords and homeowners are invited to learn about various incentives available to create affordable… Continue reading “Incentives offered for affordable housing”

Heaven's Gait Rodeo event to help create safe haven for victims of PTSD

Heaven’s Gait Rodeo event to help create safe haven for victims of PTSD

Heaven’s Gait Stable, just north of Cambray, is putting on a rodeo and virtual fundraiser to create a safe haven for victims of trauma. The event will be streamed on Facebook Live on July 3 beginning at 9:30 am.