Unaffordable: Canada's Cost-of-Living Crisis

Unaffordable: Canada’s Cost-of-Living Crisis

100 Huntley Street Special Program

In response to the escalating cost-of-living crisis gripping Canada, 100 Huntley Street is airing a special episode aimed at embodying Christ’s call to extend a helping hand to those in need. Grounded in faith and compassion, this initiative seeks to shed light on the struggles faced by our neighbors and mobilize the body of Christ towards meaningful action and support.

The latest statistics reveal the harsh realities of the cost-of-living crisis in Canada. Approximately 7 million Canadians, constituting 18% of families, are experiencing food insecurity, signaling a pressing need for intervention. Moreover, the surge in visits to food banks, totaling 1,935,911 in March 2023 alone, underscores the urgency of collective action. Additionally, between 150,000 to 300,000 individuals face homelessness annually, with 50,000 going unnoticed on any given night. These staggering numbers underscore the imperative of addressing systemic issues perpetuating financial instability and social inequity.

The most vulnerable members of our communities, including those on fixed incomes, single parents, seniors, and Indigenous communities, bear the brunt of this crisis. Rising housing costs and escalating food prices deepen their difficulties, emphasizing the need for compassionate support and advocacy.

Inspired by Christ’s teachings of love and service, 100 Huntley Street‘s urgent response encompasses several actions:

Educational and Informative Content: Empowering individuals and communities with knowledge and resources to navigate the challenges posed by the cost-of-living crisis.

Collaboration with Experts and Organizations: Partnering with reputable organizations such as Yonge Street Mission, Scott Mission, and local food banks to amplify collective impact.

Public Engagement and Mobilization: Mobilizing the faithful through prayer, advocacy, and practical acts of compassionate outreach to assist those experiencing financial hardship.

Strategic Airing and Promotion: Utilizing extensive media platforms to amplify Christ’s message of love and solidarity, reaching hearts and inspiring meaningful action.

Utilizing Multi-Format Content: Employing diverse content formats to engage believers across generations, fostering empathy and unity in purpose.

Guided by Christ’s example of selfless love, 100 Huntley Street envisions creating a community of compassion and solidarity where every individual is valued and supported. This 100 Huntley Street broadcast special is airing on April 24th, 2024.

To learn more about 100 Huntley Street, and to see a list of times and stations, visit 100huntley.com