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New poverty funding programs in place

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Compiled by Shari Narine







Ontario’s new Poverty Reduction Strategy is focused on ending homelessness and providing a stable foundation to help people rise out of poverty. The strategy will invest in initiatives that are evidence-based and measurable, so that Ontario can track its progress and get the best possible results for people. Realizing Our Potential recommits to reducing child poverty by 25 per cent. It will also help in accessing jobs, education and training opportunities, while continuing to maintain income security for vulnerable Ontarians. Through the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative, $42 million will be invested to enable local governments to develop programs tailored to their community’s unique needs, bringing the investment to a total of almost $294 million per year.