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.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

I prepped myself for this i know how important it is for my body to eat and exercise; i see how accessible it is for people in poverty to access these resources.
I walked down to no frills mid morning with 11 in hand ... i purchased eggs this morning to boil for the week and cucumbers full of electrolytes ... and a 6 pack fruit cup from doller store
 There is meat upon request at the jubilee church. I will approuch them later today or tomorrow by foot.
I need to blog at wi fi spots Internet isnt high on my priority list ; the rec centre is close to me downtown here. And free.

Touch base later this evening . I have recieved 15 dollers for twice is nice today. I want to see if they have gym shoes. As i have heard that gym passes are given when you volunteer at the fellowship centre.

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