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If you are struggling to make ends meet, you are not alone—1 in 6 York Region residents are considered low-income.

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A New Tool to Help You Connect to Resources

Our new peer-led community resource guide, York Region on a Limited Budget: How to navigate the region when you don’t have a lot of money, has been assembled by individuals with lived-experience in the hopes that their collective information and personal stories will pay-it-forward and help others navigate through similar situations. It includes numerous critical community resource listings, tips, personal stories of struggle and resilience and other helpful information for individuals struggling to make ends meet. 

The guide, which was made possible thanks to a $74,500 Seed grant made last December by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), will be made available at community service agencies across York Region by the end of the year, but will only be available in limited quantities due to funding restrictions. YSSN is hoping that the local community will help pay-it-forward by supporting the initiative so that it can continue to make the publication accessible and available to those in need going forward. 

To receive a copy of the guide please click on the button below. For non-profit organizations requiring larger quantities of the guide, or to help support the initiative, please contact Jumol Royes at 905.898.6455 or toll free at 1.866.257.9776 ext. 2284 or via email at Jroyes@yssn.ca.

YRLB Guide Sample (pdf)

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