Ontario Helping Lift People Out of Poverty In Timmins

Provincial Investment in Local Solutions Driving Change in Timmins

October 26, 2017 1:00 P.M.

Poverty Reduction Strategy

Ontario is investing in 48 community projects across the province that are supporting new ways to help people break the cycle of poverty, increase food security, find good jobs and end homelessness in Ontario.

Cochrane District Social Planning Council in Timmins will receive funding to measure the impact of its community social services hub and emergency shelter program. The project is receiving support to prevent and reduce homelessness for marginalized youth, indigenous people and other vulnerable populations. The data collected will support poverty reduction programs across the province.

In total, 48 innovative, community-led projects are being funded through Ontario’s Local Poverty Reduction Fund, which help groups disproportionately affected by poverty get into housing, develop skills and find employment. Those disproportionately affected by poverty include women, single parents, people with disabilities, youth, newcomers, visible minorities, seniors and Indigenous Peoples. Part of this funding supports data collection, which will help develop more effective poverty reduction programs across the province.

Fighting poverty is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy, and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts

  • Cochrane District Social Planning Council is receiving more over $160,000 to help evaluate their Coordinated Homelessness Alleviation Trial (CHAT) Hub program.
  • Ontario is investing over $16 million to 48 projects in communities across Ontario, including over $6 million to 20 employment and income security projects, more than $5 million to 14 projects from Indigenous-led organizations, $3 million to 12 projects that are homelessness-related, and more than $4.5 million to 14 projects that are related to food security.
  • These projects focus on local community partnerships and include a third-party evaluation component, which is important because better data will help communities develop better solutions to increasing food security, reducing child poverty and homelessness, and helping people find jobs and earn a stable income.

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“Ontario is investing in programs that will measurably improve the lives of those most affected by poverty. With this funding, Cochrane District Social Planning Council will be able to help us learn more about what approaches are making a difference for the community in Timmins. This will help government, communities and all of our partners design and deliver more effective programs to combat poverty using proven approaches as we continue making Ontario the best place to call home.”

Peter Milczyn
Minister of Housing, Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy

Media Contacts
Myriam Denis
Minister’s Office
[email protected]

Daniel Schultz
Communications Branch
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