Support for Circles Wellington County, please …

Show your support for reducing poverty throughout Wellington County by making a meal! Burritos, chili, ham and scallop potatoes, beef and vegetarian stews, make your own sandwiches, lasagna and shepherds pie …. these are just some of the delicious meals the participants in the Circles Wellington County have enjoyed on Wednesday evenings since the group…

Vital Signs 2015

The Centre Wellington Community Foundation has released its 2015 Vital Signs report. Along with 26 other communities across Canada, the report was issued on October 6, and features highlights of our community in three areas: The Gap Between the Rich and the Poor; Leadership and Belonging; and, Arts and Culture. Read the report here: click…

Living Wage

What is a living wage? A living wage is “the hourly rate at which a household can meet its basic needs, once government transfers have been added to the family’s income (such as the Universal Child Care Benefit) and deductions have been subtracted (such as income taxes and Employment Insurance premiums.”* What is the living…

Poverty in Centre Wellington

Is Centre Wellington wealthy? Well, yes and no. The median household income in Centre Wellington was $80,895 in 2011. “Median household income” means that there are as many households with income above that figure as below. Centre Wellington therefore is a wealthy community overall. But incomes are not even across our residents. There are many…

Another Side of Centre Wellington

Another Side of Centre Wellington is a 19-minute film on poverty in Centre Wellington, produced by the Social Justice Group. It features 2 women who have lived in poverty in the township and the manager of the Centre Wellington Food Bank. The film is available for groups and organizations to use in raising public awareness…

2014 Youth Homelessness Report

Youth homelessness is unique because young people are still in the developmental stage of their lives. For most young people, family support plays a key role as they navigate the process of becoming self – sufficient adults. Families often provide basic needs, financial support, one-on-one support and advocacy, social and emotional support, and guidance. Young…