Poverty Reduction Strategy Released - Dec 16/20

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services released its new Poverty Reduction Strategy, which will help more people get back to work and participate in the province’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

The five-year strategy outlines key initiatives that will help connect people experiencing poverty with education, skills training, health and other supports, while helping people keep more of their hard-earned money. 

The new strategy Building a Strong Foundation for Success: Reducing Poverty in Ontario was developed after extensive consultation, including an online survey and engagement with Indigenous partners and municipal committees.

NEWS RELEASE:

English: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/59692/ontario-unveils-new-comprehensive-plan-to-combat-poverty

French: https://news.ontario.ca/fr/release/59693/lontario-devoile-un-nouveau-plan-global-de-lutte-contre-la-pauvrete

(Photo: Shelter Now in Midland offering transitional housing, skill development and training to assist individuals and families struggling with poverty.)