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Eradicating Poverty in Ontario: Strategies for the Road Ahead

Major public investments in child benefits in the past five years have had an impact on reducing poverty among families with children, even in the worst of economic times.

But the job’s not complete and it’s time to raise the bar when it comes to our public commitments to address poverty.

That was the message that Greg deGroot-Maggetti, co-chair of the 25 in 5 Network, shared at this year’s annual ISARC Religious Leaders Forum.

As the province prepares its next Poverty Reduction Strategy, the 25 in 5 Network is calling for all parties to support a strategy that:

  • Sets bold targets that raise the bar on the first strategy;
  • Commits to a comprehensive strategy for good jobs, livable incomes, and strong social programs;
  • Makes investment in poverty reduction a priority now and in every budget.

Read the full text of deGroot-Maggetti’s presentation.

Sign the petition to tell your MPP that strong action is required to build on the last strategy.

Poverty reduction can make a difference. We all get out of a PRS as much as we choose to put in!

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