#1-Advocate for changes within the system. (Living wages, affordable tuition, personalized social services, etc.)
Themes and strategies Existing Initiative Agency Link to Program
Advocate for free or affordable tuition and basic needs such as transportation and nutritious food.
Tri-County Literacy offers training supports (transportation) to qualified registered learners. Tri-County Literacy https://tricountyliteracycouncil.wordpress.com/
The SVCHC is an advocate for reduction of poverty and “put food in the budget” as well as the “do the math” challenge. We are also in partnership with the CSS coalition which advocates for transportation (adult day programs, transportation to Ottawa) SVCHC https://seawayvalleychc.ca
CMHA-CE’s Intensive Case Managers advocate for equity and access to services to address the social determinants of health. CMHA https://www.cmha-east.on.ca/index.php/en/
Fee Subsidy program – to make child care more affordable for families Child care- social and housing service https://www.cornwall.ca
/en/live-here/child-care.aspx
Local food banks and soup kitchens offer a variety of nutritious food in emergency situations.
The Agape Centre http://agapecentre.ca/programs/food-bank/
The Salvation Army www.facebook.com/Salvationarmycornwall
House of Lazarus food bank hol.community/foodbank
Centre 105 https://www.centre105.ca/
Saint Vincent de Paul – Alexandria https://www.champlainhealthline.ca
/displayservice.aspx?id=22137
Community Food Share /www.communityfoodshare.ca
Saint Vincent de Paul – Cornwall https://www.champlainhealthline.ca
/displayservice.aspx?id=22946
The green food box program offers nutrition produce at a low cost.
Cornwall Green food box. http://www.greenfoodbox.ca/cornwall.php
South Dundas Green food box. http://www.greenfoodbox.ca/south_dundas.php
Provides financial assistance for basic and related needs and to promote self-sufficiency through education or employment. Akwesasne Community Support Program http://www.akwesasne.ca/community-social-services/community-support-program/
The program provides a range of health benefits to meet medical or dental needs not covered by provincial or other third party health plans. These benefits and services complement provincially insured health care programs such as doctors’ visits, diagnostic tests and hospital services. Akwesasne Non-Insured
Health Benefits Program
http://www.akwesasne.ca/health/akwesasne-non-insured-health-benefits/
Operation Backpack was launched in January 2019. Initially, HOL was partnering with three local schools to offer a supply of nutritious meals and snacks for 112 children to eat over their weekends, free of charge. Each backpack will contain food for 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and snacks, fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as UHT milk. By spring 2019, HOL was partnering with five local schools and feeding 144 children. House of Lazarus https://hol.community/outreach-programs/
Advocate for the ability to save and build equity while on social assistance and for more discretion or flexibility for case workers.
CMHA-CE’s Intensive Case Managers advocate for equity and access to services to address the social determinants of health. CMHA https://www.cmha-east.on.ca/index.php/en/
Linking Hands is run by a Steering Committee comprised of representatives from more than a dozen local agencies. The goals of this initiative include: advocating for the needs of rural people living in poverty to all three levels of government; identifying gaps that affect the rural poor and starting projects that reduce poverty in our communities; informing the community about available services; linking people living in poverty with each other and with their community; and, providing opportunities for people in poverty to come together for mutual support. Linking Hands https://hol.community/outreach-programs/
Create a campaign that encourage employers to pay a living wage. Community partners across the region are working together exploring the Living Wage Movement along with Living Wage leaders in Ontario. Partners include United Way SDG, EOHU, SDC and more. Living Wage Ontario https://www.ontariolivingwage.ca/
Create a client centered service respecting and appreciating the individual differences.
Tri-County Literacy respects diversity including race, creed, culture, learning styles and needs Tri-County Literacy https://tricountyliteracycouncil.wordpress.com/
Laurencrest residential and community programs are client centred and appreciate all individual differences. Laurencrest Youth Services INC https://laurencrest.com/our-programs/community-programs//
Provides financial assistance for basic and related needs and to promote self-sufficiency through education or employment. Akwesasne Community
Support Program
http://www.akwesasne.ca/community-social-services/community-support-program/
The program provides a range of health benefits to meet medical or dental needs not covered by provincial or other third party health plans. These benefits and services complement provincially insured health care programs such as doctors’ visits, diagnostic tests and hospital services. Akwesasne Non-Insured Health Benefits Program http://www.akwesasne.ca/health/akwesasne-non-insured-health-benefits/
The SVCHC is a client-centered service which respects and appreciates every individual’s differences. SVCHC https://seawayvalleychc.ca