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POVERTY MATTERS: Affordable housing can make a big difference

The following blog post was first published as an article in InQuinte on February 14, 2018. Please find the original article here. Affordable housing can make a big difference What is affordable housing? It is in the name – it is housing that you can afford and

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POVERTY MATTERS: Finding affordable housing during a housing crisis

The following blog post was first published as an article in InQuinte on January 30, 2018. Please find the original article here.   Finding affordable housing during the housing crisis “Housing is hard to find,” said Jane on her housing woes.  That would be an understatement. Affordable

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Seniors in Poverty: The Conundrum of Retirement in the Quinte Region

What happens when those who have spent a life-time working begin to age out of the workforce and are economically unable to retire? Sandy Downes is asking her community to ponder that question. A community that boasts of economic development and in 2014 was named one of

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Living Wage – A Community Investment in Shared Prosperity

All members of our community deserve equal opportunity for development, growth, and prosperity. Unfortunately, we have learned that for many in our community, this is not the case. We have heard the stories of precarious employment; low wage, temporary part-time only positions, uncertain scheduling, and a lack

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Criminal Records as a Barrier to Leaving Poverty in Hastings Prince Edward: What we Heard.

Those who have completed their sentences and discharged their debt to society face significant discrimination in many areas because of criminal records – exacerbating their poverty.  Rights based approaches to poverty mean opening up access to rights for all, and the right to work is one of

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