Stories

Using a simple recipe of Food, Fund, & Storytelling within a safe, learning, environment, small groups foster a sense of belonging and support for individual growth and social change. 

Story Blogs

From Mentor to Ally

January 24, 2020

or… Working myself out of a Job Allan David Smith-Reeve, January 2019 When I was first employed in the Poverty Business, an industry that employs tens of thousands of Canadians,…

Gift Economy

January 21, 2020

Allan David Smith-Reeve, January 21, 2020 She wondered “How do we get from where we are to where we want to be?”. We were having breakfast with a friend of…

A Hero’s story about how poverty is not the problem…

November 3, 2019

Allan Smith-Reeve, November 2019 Once upon a time, there was a very curious person living in a beautiful city with a river running through it. This person, though they did…

Poverty is not the problem

September 6, 2019

Allan David Smith-Reeve, July 9, 2019 We’ve had an outbreak of a social dis-ease here in Peterborough. Folks who could be my cousins or yours – are without shelter in…

Thanks-giving goes around

October 24, 2018

Allan David Smith-Reeve, Saturday October 13th, 2018 Two moons ago we began living on half our usual income. Essentially it was the two of us living on $250 per week…

Wind in our sails

September 10, 2018

Allan David Smith-Reeve, September 10th, 2018 (Location: Three Brothers Falls) I believe in you. Four powerful words. And when they are backed up with tangible expressions of love (such as…

A Prophet Returns

July 7, 2018

Allan David Smith-Reeve, July 7th, 2018 This week Lynn returned to Bobcaygeon where for 17 years she lived in poverty. It’s been seven years since Lynn left Bobcaygeon with a…