Blueprint Drops into Simcoe County

More than 40 members of the community came to the Simcoe County Council Chambers on Thursday afternoon, December 11 for a presentation of the Blueprint by Marvyn Novick and Peter Clutterbuck.

Participants included Garfield Dunlop, PC MPP for North Simcoe, Simcoe County Warden Tony Geurgis, Terry Talon, General manager of Simcoe County Social Services, and a representative of Conservative MP Helena Geurgis’ office. Local media covering the event were Rogers Cable TV and the Barrie Examiner.

Seija Suutari of the United Way of Greater Simcoe opened the meeting and asked Tony Geurgis, Warden of Simcoe County to offer some opening thoughts on the importance of the poverty reduction issue.

The following points were raised in discussion following the presentation:

Terry Talon, General Manager of Simcoe County Social Services closed the meeting, stating that the County was prepared to help with local research and to facilitate how we learn what is now going on poverty reduction across the province. Seija Suutari said that the United Way will follow up in the New Year on the interest in pulling together a local leadership group and to stay connected to the 25 in 5 coalition.

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