2020 is about to be behind us (whew!) but what is most clear is that this is one year that will be prominent in our minds for many years to come. Covid-19 has not been kind to our most vulnerable. Low income families and individuals, isolated seniors, the homeless and
Monthly Archives: December 2020
The deadline to make your charitable contributions for the 2020 tax year is December 31st. Making a donation to a charitable organization such as the United Way of Bruce Grey can offer valuable tax savings come income tax time. To claim your donation tax credits, be sure to report all
Happy holidays! This will be a different Christmas for us all but we hope the season brings you joy and happiness. If you need assistance and referrals to local community and social programs, please call 211. 211 is free, available 24/7 and is completely confidential. For year end donations, our
I was at a presentation once and the woman who spoke was given flowers at the end of her talk. She turned to the audience and said “Never say “You shouldn’t have.” Always say thank you when given something. If there is no one to receive, there can be no
Our “Thank An Educator” is back! You can thank your favourite educator and sponsor a backpack in their name.
This Christmas, why not consider a donation to our Backpack Program in honour of that amazing teacher, educational assistant or early childhood educator. For a donation of just $20, we will provide a customized certificate in printed or digital format. We can send the educator a customized certificate by email
Canada’s most populace province, Ontario, has the highest numbers of households struggling with energy poverty (1.1 M households). Households that spend more than 6% of their after-tax householdincome on home energy services (or roughly twice the nationalmedian) have high home energy cost burdens, and are said to beexperiencing energy poverty.
There are only 2 days left for most of the items currently live in the All In Ontario Challenge Auction! Several of these items have no bids yet so this is your chance to sneak one in there! Prizes include a Owen Sound Prize Package, a Cottage Weekend on Pike
As 2020 wraps up (pun intended!), it is also a good time to look forward to tax season. This is going to be a different tax season for many people as they navigate the changes in their income and how that impacts their taxes. For those who applied for COVID-19
The United Way has been honoured to host two fundraising toy drives for two area companies. Bruce Power employees have raised over $28 000 for area toy drives, this in addition to the $15 000 the company provided to Bruce, Grey and Huron County toy drives. Kinectrics has raised $4780
Credit and debt are financial tools. Like any tool, what matters is how, when, and why we use it. It is important to be conscious of our habits and behaviours when we consider using credit and taking on debt. This week we are going to talk about the role debt