Social Justice Redefined: A Call to Action
There is a strong commitment in Southern Georgian Bay to collaborate in addressing social issues. In January of 2015, 60 area residents met for a one-day Call to Action conference, sponsored by The Institute of Southern Georgian Bay. Liz Weaver from the Tamarack Institute facilitated the event and Heather Bebb from the County of Simcoe was a guest speaker. Participants discussed gaps, potential actions and offered advice for each of the following social sector areas: Food Security, Housing, Income Security, Mental Health, Seniors, Transportation and Youth. The principal outcome from the day-long discussions was that success can only be achieved through strengthened collaboration, sharing of resources, increased community awareness, continued commitment and dialogue. The following report summarizes the discussions and recommendations.