In Peterborough with the Blueprint

More than 30 people attended the presentation of the Blueprint in Peterborough on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 10. Convened by the Peterborough Social Planning Council, the session was attended by the Chair of the Peterborough Committee for Poverty Reduction, the City Councillor Chair of the Social Services Committee, members of the health, social services and faith communities, low income people and other interested citizens and community volunteers.

Brenda Dales, Executive Director of the PSPC, introduced Peter Clutterbuck of the SPNO who provide an overview of the 25 in 5 Network and presented the Blueprint.

Discussion covered the following areas:

In closing the meeting, Stephen Kiley, Chair of the Peterborough Poverty Reduction Committee, the body succeeding the Mayor’s Task Force on Poverty Reduction, briefly responded to the presentation and referred to the recently released Root Causes of Poverty Report. As recently appointed Chair, Mr. Kiley expressed his intention to continue the local work and to reach out for broader engagement of other parts of the community on poverty reduction.

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