More than 75 people gathered at the atrium of Cambridge City Hall by invitation of the Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries and the Community Response to Fair Income Planning Group. Participants included non profit agencies, faith community, labour, neighbourhood associations, people living in low income, board members of the local agencies and other interested individuals from the community.
Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig made opening remarks in regard to the significance of October 17th and the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty. He spoke to the importance of a provincial poverty reduction strategy and the need for municipalities to become engaged and their responsibility to push the agenda forward and the importance of the 25 in 5 initiative.
Councilor Pam Wolf asked the gathered individuals to Stand to Make Poverty History and Linda Terry, Executive Director of the Social Planning Council encouraged the audience to endorse the 25 in 5 initiative. Information was made available to all about the 25 in 5 initiative.
The Cambridge Times and Cambridge SNAP covered the event for the media.
Submitted by Linda Terry, Social Planning Council of Cambridge & North Dumfries