Time for bold action on poverty reduction
On December 4, 2008, the Ontario government responded to community pressure by announcing its Poverty Reduction Strategy – a five year plan targeted at reducing child poverty in the province.
Over the past five years this has resulted in:
Together, these changes have had an impact. Despite the economic challenges of the last five years, the rate of child poverty in Ontario dropped by almost ten percent - over 40,000 children lifted out of poverty during the first three years of the strategy.
The Ontario Government is in the process of crafting the next Poverty Reduction Strategy.
Tell your MPP that strong action is required to build on the last strategy.
Let’s make sure that the next strategy has the vision and resources needed to build on the progress made for our children during the past five years to lift all Ontarians out of poverty in the coming five years.