June is #PrideMonth and throughout the month (and always) we are celebrating the 2SLGBTQ+ community as well as diversity and acceptance of others. It’s heartwarming to see pride flags flying throughout Bruce and Grey. The flag is steeped in meaning and significance. It was designed by San Francisco artist Gilbert
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Today we’re spotlighting St. Vincent de Paul in Hanover, Ontario. This small group of volunteers has been helping vulnerable people for more than 30 years, providing everything from food hampers to clothing and more. They are doing great work serving the local community and offer emergency food assistance two times
It’s that time of year again! Our Backpack Program is back for it’s 17th year and we could use your support!
It’s that time of year again! Our Backpack Program is back and we would really appreciate your support! 2021 marks the 17th year for our Backpack Program and over the years, due to the amazing generosity of our donors, we have distributed 28,642 backpacks to children of low income families
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
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