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 the Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries.

At its second meeting on Friday, April 25, the Roundtable invited Peter Clutterbuck of the SPNO to present the Policy Framework on Poverty Reduction. Copies of the 25 in 5 Declaration were distributed and the Roundtable was encouraged to endorse it.

The three priorities for poverty reduction were well-received and an interesting discussion ensued covering the following points:

Following the presentation, the Roundtable discussed how to prepare to make its input to the provincial consultations on poverty reduction.

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