Archive for April, 2008

Poverty Reduction Resolution at Cornwall City Council (April 28, 2008)

Following a joint presentation of the Social Development Council of Cornwall and the SPNO, the City Council of Cornwall unanimously passed a resolution at its meeting on Monday, April 28, 2008 that “it will work with the community and other levels of government to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy […]

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Cambridge Strategy for Poverty Reduction Roundtable (April 25, 2008)

The Cambridge Strategy for Poverty Reduction Roundtable was set up recently to look at what can be done locally to address poverty. Struck up by the City of Cambridge, the Roundtable is made up of local politicians from the municipal, regional, provincial and federal levels and other community stakeholders. It is convened and chaired by […]

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Poverty and People with Intellectual Disabilities (April 24, 2008)

More than 100 people made it “standing room only” at Metro Hall in Toronto on the evening of April 24 for the launch of a series of public dialogues on poverty and people with intellectual disabilities organized by the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL). The event was co-sponsored by the Social Planning Network of […]

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The Bar Must Be Raised Higher (Letter to the Editor)

As published in the Toronto Star in response to the article Defining Poverty On Saturday, April 19, as part of its War on Poverty series, the Toronto Star published an article and editorial on defining and measuring poverty in Ontario. It highlighted research being done to devise an “Ontario-made definition of poverty” called a […]


Countdown to a Poverty Reduction Plan, 25 in 5 Network (April 14, 2008)

More than 500 people came to Queen’s Park for the day on Monday, April 14 for the release of the 25 in 5 Network‘s Founding Declaration on a poverty reduction plan for Ontario (find the Declaration at 25 in 5 Network web site). The morning highlighted the stories of people whose life experience living on […]

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