On May 23rd United Way Executive Director made a presentation to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy regarding Bill 132,:An Act to enact the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan Act, 2017 and to make amendments to the Electricity Act, 1998 and the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998. Below are the speaking notes,
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It’s been a busy couple of weeks at the United Way so here’s some news you can use! Upcoming special events: Starlight Film Festival – an all teen (14-18) move marathon that starts at Midnight April 28th at the Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound Seniors Fair – June 7th at the
Below are highlights from our presentation to Council. The full report is linked below and opens as a PDF. Background The United Way of Bruce Grey has an extensive Utility Assistance Program. The Program provides grants of up to $500 per utility once per 12 months. In 2016 the Program
A question was posed on social media this week: do the LEAP grants actually make a difference to people who need help paying their bills? We decided to crunch our numbers 211 Leap files for electricity 28% of applicants had their bills paid in full 22% had less than $100
We had a wonderful day with Belfor out on 20th Street..numbers are still being totaled. Thank you to Belfor, all the volunteers and the hungry hungry people that dropped by.
2020 Backpacks in 2016? The United Way of Bruce Grey is kicking off its annual Backpack Program with a fundraising BBQ at Belfor Property Restoration 2020 20th Street East Owen Sound. Getting off on the right foot from the first day of school to the last day is essential for
On June 3– Volunteers, community partners and county staff are coming together to build a youth engagement pavilion at the Alpha Street housing community in Owen Sound. Tradespeople and volunteers are donating their time and expertise to build the pavilion, which will be a resource for youth in the community.
Food Bank Report 2016 The United Way of Bruce Grey in partnership with the Food Security Action Group of the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force are releasing their 2015 Hunger Report : WTF – Where’s The Food! Area food banks have noted a 92% increase in the number visits throughout
Over ninety-five percent of respondents to United Way’s donor poll indicate support for surplus to become a broader disaster fund Owen Sound, ON – United Way’s poll of donors to the August 10 Fire Fund found that 95.6% of respondents support using the surplus from the fund to create a