KINGSTON, FRONTENAC, LENNOX & ADDINGTON Children and Youth Services Planning Committee

L&A County Youth Hub Open House – March 22nd

The United Way has been working on a collective impact initiative with community partners on a plan to prevent and end youth homelessness in KFL&A. Recognizing that unique solutions are needed to address the unique needs of rural youth, a steering committee of local service providers in L&A was brought together to begin the planning process.

Data tells us that many youth experiencing homelessness in L&A are sometimes in unsafe or inadequate conditions.  Youth have also told us themselves, that while many services are being offered by agencies in Lennox & Addington, access to these, particularly for youth who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless and/or precariously housed, is not easy.

To address this, over the past year and half, the L&A County Youth Hub has come together through the dedication, hard work, commitment and collaboration of twenty-one community organizations, with an aim to provide youth in the region with access and connection to much needed community services and supports.

We are very excited to invite your organization, and youth that you serve, to an open house for you to see the new L&A County Youth Hub.

Please join us on Friday, March 22, 2019 from 11:00am to 1:00pm, to learn more about the Lennox & Addington Youth Hub, located at The Memorial Building, 41 Dundas Street, Napanee (Robert Street entrance).

RSVP to Eventbrite (click here) by March 19th.


Light refreshments will be available.  We look forward to seeing you there!


KFL&A Public Health Releases the Cost of Eating Healthy Report

KFL&A Public Health Releases the Cost of Eating Healthy Report


Kingston – KFL&A Public Health has released the 2018 Cost of Eating Healthy Report. Based on the local results of the Nutritious Food Basket annual survey, the cost to eat healthy in 2018 for a family of four (two adults, two children), is approximately $874 per month. Although a decrease of $14 from the 2017 report, the results strongly demonstrate how vulnerable populations with a fixed or low income have difficulty affording healthy food after accounting for rent and other basic expenses.


Currently, 10% of households in the KFL&A area live with food insecurity, meaning that they can’t afford to buy the food they want and need for good health. Food insecure households have little money left to buy food after paying their basic expenses, or they might skip meals so that there is enough food for their children.


KFL&A Public Health is committed to developing, implementing, and supporting programs and services that address health disparities, such as food insecurity.


The full Cost of Eating Healthy report, including the details of the cost of eating healthy based on household size and income, is available at or via this link.


For more information, contact:

Susanne Orychock, BPR

Communications and Public Relations Specialist

Phone: 613-549-1232, ext. 1236

Toll-Free: 1-800-267-7875
Fax: 613-549-7896

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