#3-Create support programs for the working poor.
Themes and strategies Existing Initiative Agency Link to Program
Engage with existing agencies and people with lived experience to identify the gaps of services offered to working people living in poverty
Emergency Financial Assistance with utility bills (LEAP) offered by the United Way. Our mission is to improve lives and build our community by working together. Our vision is one where individuals, families and groups live together in a healthy, safe and respectful community United Way of Stormont https://unitedwaysdg.com/
what-we-do/utilities-support/
Community Garden managed by Centre De Santé Communautaire De L’Estrie (CSCE) Centre De Santé Communautaire De L’Estrie (CSCE) https://www.cscestrie.on.
ca/en/gardening-in-the-community/
Employment Service offers a range of resources, supports and service components to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals and the skilled labour needs of employers, and can help individuals on a path to higher skill training and employment. Job Zone d’Emploi jobzonedemploi.ca/english/contac
Drop-in Centre, Breakfast Centre 105 https://www.centre105.ca/
Adult learning Centre: Community-based, non-profit organization specializing in literacy instruction, based on Essential Skills training.Free training includes: Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) upgrading; General Educational Development (G.E.D.) Preparation; Apprenticeship Preparation; Basic Computer training; and Occupational training for entry-level positions. Tri-County Literacy Council tricountyliteracycouncil.wordpress.com
Immigrant Services; ESL;Prior learning Assessment$ Recognition;Skills training & Employment Preparation;Online learning;After school programs TR Leger trleger.ucdsb.on.ca
From daycare centres, and schools to nursing homes. On the street and at public events to community agencies. From the person that ran out quickly to the bus stop, to the child sliding down the hill. A warm pair of gloves on your hands will warm up your heart Warm Up Cornwall https://warmupcornwall.
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We have been serving the community of Cornwall for 125 years through our Church, Food Bank, Community and Family Services and our Thrift Stores. The Salvation Army https://www.facebook.com
/Salvationarmycornwall/
Roy McMurtry Legal Clinic serves low income individuals, groups, and service providers in the counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry. As a network of 79 provincial legal clinics funded by Legal Aid Ontario, we seek to be a source of light, enlightenment, and a beacon of hope for those seeking justice. Roy McMurtry Legal https://www.sdglegal.com/
Provides financial assistance for basic and related needs and to promote self-sufficiency through education or employment. Akwesasne Community & Social Services http://www.akwesasne.ca/
community-social-services/
Child Care Subsidy
City of Cornwall
https://www.cornwall.ca/en
/live-here/child-care-fee-subsidy.aspx
Circles Canada (Coming Soon) https://circlescanada.com/news/
Community Food Share’s primary service continues to be our Healthy Choices Food Bank, operating out of Winchester and Morrisburg, plus food cupboards located in Finch (serving North Stormont) and Williamsburg. Community Food Share https://www.communityfoodshare.ca/
Saint-Vincent de Paul Alexandria offers a Thrift Store and Food Bank Saint-Vincent de Paul https://www.champlainhealthline.ca
/displayservice.aspx?id=22137
Saint-Vincent de Paul Cornwall offers food bank support to those in need Saint-Vincent de Paul https://www.champlainhealthline.ca
/displayservice.aspx?id=22946
Social Housing is a division of the Social and Housing Services Department which delivers programs and services to residents of both the City of Cornwall and the United Counties of SDG. Social Housing helps people who are in need through a number of programs. Social Housing – City of Cornwall https://www.cornwall.ca/en/live-here/social-housing-division.aspx
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
Habitat for Humanity Cornwall & The Counties is a community-based, nonprofit, faith-based organization working for a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are building supply stores that accept and resell quality new and used building materials, furniture, appliances, and household items. They generate funds to support Habitat’s building programs, while reducing the amount of used materials that are headed for overflowing landfills! They are an environmentally friendly store that makes sense! Habitat for Humanity http://habitatcornwall.org/
Acts as a voice for people living in poverty in our communities by raising awareness, networking, empowering and supporting Linking Hands Dundas hol.community/linking-hands
Low-income customers may be eligible for up to $500 in emergency assistance for your electricity or natural gas bills. The assistance is only available if you are behind, in arrears or may face service disconnection. OESP ontarioelectricitysupport.ca
Helps people in need , offers employment and financial assistance Ontario Works www.cornwall.ca/en/live-here/ontario-works.aspx
Offers food, clothing, and household goods to those in need, serving not only HOL food bank clients, but those of neighbouring food banks as well. Advocacy Centre, Back-to-Work Program, Birthday Club, Christmas Programs, Community Gardens, CRA Tax Program, Crockpot Cuisine, Drop-In Centres, Green Food Box, Handyman Heroes, Healing Pathway, Heat For the Holidays, Linking Hands, Lunch & Learn, Medical Supplies, Neighbours Helping Neighbours, Operation Backpack, Project Warmth, School Supplies, Starting Over, Youth Hunting Certificate, Mountain Food Bank, Mountain Store, Ingleside Food Bank, Ingleside Store House of Lazarus https://hol.community/
Escorting clients to court, probation, medical and legal appointment, Pre-sentencing reports, Capacity Assessments, Academic Mentoring/tutoring/Career Counselling, Legal, academic and financial advocation, Freelance Respite Day Services Bridging Gaps https://www.bridginggaps.ca/
The Agapè Centre is the largest food bank and soup kitchen program in Cornwall, Ontario supporting over 1200 people each month. We provide emergency food relief and clothes for those in need. In addition, we partner with local community organizations to address the issues of hunger and poverty, to improve access to food and basic resources and to create awareness of the issues we have locally. The Agape Center http://agapecentre.ca/
Work as a collective to find solutions to these gaps