Did you know…… you can make income tax payments in installments!? If you owe taxes to the government, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will work with you to make a payment plan that works for you. Because of the financial hardships people are dealing with because of COVID-19, the CRA
Monthly Archives: May 2021
Looking back on our 2020 Backpack Program – our donors were there for our vulnerable kids. We are so #thankful for the support.
Our 2021 Backpack Program will soon be upon us and we are super excited to get started! 2020 marked our 16th year of providing fully stocked backpacks to children in low income families across Bruce and Grey Counties. Last year, during the pandemic, we distributed a record 2,700 backpacks to
Sadly, there have been at least 10 overdose deaths in Grey and Bruce Counties so far in 2021. Here’s what you need to know.
The above OVERDOSE ALERT was posted May 23rd, 2021. To date, in 2021, there have been at least 10 fatal overdoses in Grey and Bruce Counties. The drugs, which are believed to be fentanyl or carfentanil, are very dangerous and potentially lethal. These drugs come in a variety of colours,
#FinancialFridays: The Province of Ontario has announced changes to the Seniors Dental Care Program and the Seniors Prescription Co-Payment Program.
Of interest to seniors: The provincial government has announced changes to Ontario’s Seniors Dental Care Program and the Seniors Co-Payment (Prescription Drugs) Program. The changes to these two programs will take effect August 1st, 2021. The Income Threshold to be eligible will increase from an annual income of $19,300 to
#FinancialFridays: The Government of Canada announces more support for parents with young children. Learn more here.
The Federal Government has announced more financial support for parents with their Canada Child Benefit Young Child Supplement (CCBYCS). Families with children under the age of six in 2021 who receive the Canada Child Benefit will receive an additional supplement beginning May 28th. If your family’s net income (income after
You can spread some light and hope by supporting the United Way of Bruce Grey Utility Assistance Program.
Light and heat…they are two of the most basic human needs we need to survive and to feel content and happy. For far too many however, having electricity and heat is a struggle to achieve and maintain. When you donate to the United Way of Bruce Grey’s Utility Assistance Program,
Our Financial Literacy Program relaunched in June 2020 and this week marked the 250th person accessing the program. 62% of those who accessed the program completed a budget with our Financial Literacy Program Coordinator. A budget is an important tool for understanding your current financial situation and making a plan
The Salvation Army Food Bank in Owen Sound is the largest Food Bank in the region. Alice and her staff work tirelessly to provide for many vulnerable people in Owen Sound and also serve as a hub for distributing excess food to many of the other food banks and meal
During the lockdown, we are spending more time together than if the kids were at school throughout the week. Children are sponges and are learning from watching us. One of the things we are teaching them, purposely or accidentally, is our own beliefs about finances and our personal habits with
Our “Meals to Motels” initiative marks one year of addressing hunger for those sheltering in motels.
It’s been ONE YEAR of the Meals To Motels (M2M) which addresses hunger for our vulnerable population sheltering in motels. In late April 2020, during our weekly Pandemic Emergency Housing & Homelessness meeting, concern was expressed that the people being sheltered in motels were challenged with getting to OSHaRE, to