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

Spent some time making a meal plan 2 boiled eggs breakfast 1 fruit

Mid morning 2 eggs 1 veggie

Lunch soup kitchen

Supper 3 oz beef noodles veggie

One pack of 18 eggs / a meat source i hope to find for free if not i will.purchase 9 oz from the store tomorrow .

A good friend is giving me a ride to church in the morning as i attend one on redditt

I spent a good part of my day with a patron that uses the shelter.... there is no where to go between 4 and 8 pm. I discovered bank doorways . And spent the remainder of the daily cash on tea. To occupy. 

I found some runners at twice is nice. For the gym. A tshirt and some stretch pants  Uploads to come 

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