Social Concerns

Our members are regularly involved in social advocacy and would like to pass on their research to the church community. Come back here regularly to check out links to recent articles and information related to social initiatives and concerns in our region and beyond our region.

*Note: The views expressed in the articles linked here represent the views or the opinions of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of members of Bloomingdale Mennonite Church. The appearance of these links on our site does not constitute an endorsement by Bloomingdale Mennonite Church of the content found at those links. 

August 2022


 Doug Ford's new legislation being pushed through the Legislature gives new powers to force the elderly & persons with disabilities into substandard long-term care homes: "morally repugnant"

Our health care system is broken. Here’s how we can fix it.

Sandi Boucher - TRC: The Video Game Analogy & Canadian Reconciliation

June 2022


Hello basic income colleagues, partners, and allies - we're looking for your help!

As many of you know, the Basic Income Canada Youth Network (BICYN) formally launched in April 2020 with the aim of injecting a sustained youth voice into the movement. Our team is proud of how far we've come and all that we've accomplished so far. Now, we're excited to share that we're looking for new members to join our Steering Committee!

The full call for applications and application form are available on our website (link here). To help us continue to grow BICYN, we're asking partners to please share this information widely within your networks. Putting the call out in your newsletters, sharing on social media, and passing along to any youth (under 35) you know are all incredibly helpful and much appreciated. We've also posted about recruitment on our InstagramTwitter, and Facebook pages, which we'd also be grateful if you considered reposting. The deadline for applications is June 26th, 2022.

Thanks so much for your ongoing support! If there's any more information you need from us, please don't hesitate to reach out. 

Chloe and Kendal, on behalf of the BICYN Steering Committee

Chloe Halpenny (she/her/elle)

Co-Chair | coprésidente

Basic Income Canada Youth Network 


Food banks stretched thin as food prices rise, increasing hunger and food insecurity

 May 2022

YOU'RE INVITED to Living Below the Line - 4 shows in June

Ford Government's Plan to Defund & Privatize Our Public Health Care System

- Act today to protect the Countryside Line


Basic Income Waterloo Region has lots of Basic Income Now signs ready and waiting to go. If you are in support of a basic income for citizens living below the poverty level, please consider putting up a sign on your front lawn.

To order yours, please contact Bea Henry at 519-635-6581 or by email at:

To increase the impact of the sign even more, take a picture of yourself with the sign. Pictures can then be sent to Craig Berggold at, and he'll post them to the BasicIncomeNow! website and social media.

April 2022

The Green Resilience Project final report

Delay is Death: Big Banks Accelerating the Climate Crisis