The Social Planning Network of Ontario wishes to give notice that this site Poverty Watch Ontario will now be archived and we encourage all regular and new visitors to go to our new web site – Poverty Free Ontario.
Poverty Watch Ontario was set up in 2008 to monitor and report on activity in communities across Ontario to build and express support for policy approaches for input to the Ontario Government’s poverty reduction strategy released in December 2008.
In 2008 and 2009, Poverty Watch Ontario has tracked the growing cross-community momentum on the Put Food in the Budget campaign, growing numbers of people who Do the Math survey (The Stop Community Food Centre’s excellent resource tool) and the food hamper Diet Challenge and has provided other reports and resources to fight poverty in the province.
SPNO is committed to making not just poverty reduction but poverty eradication in Ontario within this decade as an important priority the upcoming provincial election campaign. The Poverty Free Ontario initiative has been designed and is being rolled out to achieve that goal.
For that reason, the Poverty Free Ontario web site has been set up to keep a focus on the election campaign. It will also track developments with Put Food in the Budget and Do the Math as we move Poverty watch Ontario into archive status for the 2008-2010 period.
We encourage you to continue to follow cross-community activity and policy developments on poverty eradication on this new web site.
If you currently subscribe to the Poverty Watch Ontario mailing list, consider subscribing to the Poverty Free Ontario mailing list.