A Walk in Other’s Shoes is returning to this year’s Week of Action Against Poverty. This challenge is being undertaken by individuals in the community who have interests within the health field. Participants have been asked to attempt to stay within a social assistance benefits’ budget. A single person on Ontario Works would receive $337 monthly for all of their personal needs and $384 for all of their shelter costs. Because participants cannot replicate the housing conditions realistically, shelter costs are not included within this challenge. For the five day challenge, participants will have $11 daily to cover all food and drink, entertainment, some personal supplies and transportation costs. Each day, every participant will be given a challenge card which will reveal an unexpected challenge to be completed before the end of the day.

A Walk in Other’s Shoes is not a competitive challenge. It is a challenge that raises awareness of the hurdles that people living on social assistance face daily. As we within our community develop our own understanding, we can begin to reduce the barriers that they encounter and ultimately increase opportunities for increased prosperity for all. The challenge takes place February 10th-14th, 2018.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

I found a pack of .84 lbs of beef for 30 percent off at no frills on my grocery list checklist hunt.
And spent 5.36 today on this beef.
Prepared meals of eggs and a fruit cups for the week and cooking up the beef for my dinners I have Used the boiled water from the eggs for half my sink of dishes . Tonight is bath night so i will save the water to wash my clothes from the weekend and clean up my finds from twice is nice for tomorrows gym on the pass from fellowship.
 My mind is wrapped around being able to help others on this same income to be healthy; i have to keep into account my size. Im a slight woman and my caloric intake doesnt need to be as high as some people out there that struggle.
   Looking forward to volunteering some time to get people moving at fellowship in the morning though. The only thing available that I have found for exercise is a class that runs on thursdays at ivers gym and program directors have to be ontop of the fact it is available and send their clients;

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