A Recovery-Free Zone, a survey of 311 non-profit community service agencies across Ontario, released today by the Social Planning Network of Ontario follows up one year later on a similar survey conducted in 2009. It shows that service demand continues to rise with 68% of respondents seeing a greater demand in April 2010 than prior to September 2008. Almost 80% of respondents attribute this increase in demand as primarily or in part due to economic conditions.
The report released today by the Provincial Social Assistance Review Committee does not help deal with people's urgent needs today! Further review and consultation will be helpful for longer term solutions. The Social Planning Network of Ontario and various partners across the Province working on Putting Food in the Budget want a serious response to the urgent needs experienced by many in our local community. A Media Release is on the SPNO and Poverty Watch Ontario websites now.
Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo and Cross Cultures Magazine invite you to attend an interactive session.