Tag: poverty

Homelessness Survey – a striking reality

iSpeechOn the night of October 25, 2015 there were at least 1,727 people experiencing homelessness in Winnipeg.  Over 300 volunteers collected data from 140 km of inner city streets.  Oak Table invited the surveyors in to talk to our guests. The statistics are unsettling.  132 people were unsheltered, staying...

The Countdown is On!

iSpeech.orgOver the past month there hasn't been much exposure to Giving Tuesday.  Some cities in Canada give it a lot of air time, but it hasn't reached our Western Province with the same kind of attention and support.  So, I guess it's up to us.  We know the crowds...

GivingTuesday – A National Day of Giving

iSpeech Happening the Tuesday right after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two major days for commerce, GivingTuesday is a national day dedicated to giving! It’s a day when Canadian charities, businesses, and individuals come together for one simple purpose: to celebrate giving and give back. Join the movement! Let’s...

POVERTY = EARLIER DEATH

Powered by iSpeechThe article "It's time to prescribe healthy incomes", in the Winnipeg Free Press stated income has the most power influence because it impacts a persons access to other health determinants such as education, employment, housing and food security.  As a whole these determinants have a far greater...