Socio-Economic Impact of Recession



SRPC logo Facing the Future:

The Socio-economic Impact of

the Global Recession on Stratford,

St. Marys and Perth County

 

 

Facing the Future takes a local look at the impact of the global economies downfall. It gives many personal impact stories related to the suffering of the recent economy. It sheds light on the areas of change and how to move forward as individuals and as a community.

 

Facing the Future:   The Socio-Economic Impact of the Glocal Recession on Stratford, St. Marys and Perth County (2009)

Facing the Future:
The Socio-Economic Impact of the Glocal Recession on Stratford, St. Marys and Perth County (2009)

REPORT QUOTES:

 

“In a small town like St. Marys any loss of jobs is felt. There’s a trickle-down effect on all our other businesses and services. People are hurting here. It’s not just about economics, it’s about people. We’re talking families here.”

Rob Brindley, CAO, Town of St. Marys

“When we do credit counselling we look at the whole picture – spending habits, addiction issues, job loss, even unforeseen illness. Debt is a human issue, not just a financial one. If you don’t tie the two together, you’re going to lose every time.”

Sue Melkert, Executive Director, Family Services Perth

“There are some fabulous government training programs out there right now. People may be surprised to learn that for those who qualify it’s possible to go back to school and get an income and some living expenses. ”

Deb Hotchkiss, Manager, Partners in Employment

“Once Social Change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who had learned to read.  You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have the future, and the future is ours.”

Cesar Chavez

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