Food and Social Connectivity Report

The Centre Wellington Social Justice Group is developing a food & social connectivity strategy to reduce food insecurity and increase social cohesion in our community. The purpose of this strategy is increase the number of Centre Wellington residents who have physical and economic access to adequate amounts of nutritious, safe and culturally acceptable food in…

Food For Thought

The Centre Wellington Social Justice Group identified local food access and security as a priority area. We wanted to engage the local community in a conversation about food security, food access and local food, to identify: what is happening in the community, ways to build on the current successes, and how to remove barriers to…

Report on Household Food Insecurity

In a new report on household food insecurity, it is concluded that that despite Canada’s economic recovery, the number of Canadians struggling to put food on the table because of food insecurity is not abating. In fact, the problem appears to have persisted or grown in every province and territory. Four million Canadians, including 1.15…

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…

2014 Guelph-Wellington Housing Access Guide

The Guelph and Wellington Poverty Task Force & the Wellington-Guelph Housing Committee have released the 2014 Guelph-Wellington Housing Access Guide. The guide provides information about searching for housing, keeping your housing, emergency housing, and more. It can be accessed by clicking here.