Social Issues

Hungry in Kawartha Lakes

Forty years after the first Canadian food bank opened its doors, Kawartha Lakes Food Source leader says the root causes… Continue reading “Hungry in Kawartha Lakes”

A Place Called Home to be reimagined as old building set to be torn down

A Place Called Home to be reimagined as old building set to be torn down

The century-plus residential buildings of A Place Called Home – as well as the shelter office – are set to… Continue reading “A Place Called Home to be reimagined as old building set to be torn down”

City’s 10-year homeless plan aims for nearly 1,300 housing units

The City’s new 10-year homelessness plan, set to be complete by 2029, seeks to build as many as 1,280 new… Continue reading “City’s 10-year homeless plan aims for nearly 1,300 housing units”

Kawartha Lakes Food Source launches Community Kitchen program with grant money

Thanks to an Ontario Trillium Fund Seed Grant, Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS) has started a Community Kitchen program. This… Continue reading “Kawartha Lakes Food Source launches Community Kitchen program with grant money”

Child crafting a heart

Five Counties Children’s Centre Winterfest was a virtual success

From February 12-15 Five Counties Children’s Centre celebrated Family Day weekend virtually with their signature Winterfest event. Winterfest 2021 offered… Continue reading “Five Counties Children’s Centre Winterfest was a virtual success”

Amelia Boyd, Community Program Coordinator of KLFS packing the first round of meal kits for participants of the Family Cooking Project

Family Cooking Project has kicked off at Kawartha Lakes Food Source

Thanks to private donors, the Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS) is excited to announce the launch of the Family Cooking… Continue reading “Family Cooking Project has kicked off at Kawartha Lakes Food Source”

Nine union members standing outside of the Central East Correctional Facility in Lindsay ON

Unions have a long, proud history of fighting for workers’ rights

Few topics in politics are as divisive, even in polite company, as unionization. While Canadian courts have consistently upheld, and on… Continue reading “Unions have a long, proud history of fighting for workers’ rights”