At the best of times, good local population-level data is difficult to find to inform poverty reduction efforts. With the added pressures of COVID-19, it is critical now more than ever to understand the changing face of poverty – who is in need, to what extent, what supports are available, and whether people are able to and accessing those supports.
Welcome to BGDISC
The Bruce Grey Data Information Sharing Collaborative (BGDISC) is a collective of not-for-profit, social service, government, health and education organizations that seek to mobilize community decision-makers to share vital local rural data to better inform regional programming, polices, funding and social services to support prosperity, sustainability and the well-being of the community.
Latest Data Stories
BGDISC helps gather data from partners for the 2019 Youth Vital Focus report
The Rentsafe project effectively uses video to share qualitative data from the Community Voices/Tenants Advisory Group. Community Voices are people with experience of living with low resources who have graduated from the Bridges out of Poverty – Getting Ahead program.
New infographics provide insight on the breadth and depth of income, housing and food insecurity in Grey and Bruce counties. They succinctly state why each are an important issue for the community, and provide recommendations for including people with lived experience in solving community problems.