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This is a multi-sectoral community collaborative project, coordinated through the United Way and the City of Kingston. Working Groups in the strategic focus areas will report to a Poverty Reduction Group. The initiative began in 2011 and continues to focus on developing action plans and evaluation processes.
Living SJ is about working differently together in the Saint John area. It’s about applying an approach to mobilizing action around our community priorities. This includes: developing a common agenda – agreeing on what we can do together differently; measurements – knowing the difference we are making with our actions; communication – sharing information; broad stakeholder involvement – contributing differently to the solutions; and a centralized structure to keep the momentum going – supporting our work, the sharing of information and our results.
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The Peel Provincial Poverty Strategy Committee has been formed in response to this growing problem. It is comprised of a diverse number of agencies, grassroots organizations, stakeholders as well as municipal and local governments committed to reducing poverty in the region. Our local and community role is important to preventing increased poverty and to supporting those living in poverty. However, poverty cannot be effectively addressed at the municipal and community level without provincial action to address the broader fundamental issues of income support, employment, training and...
A Halton Poverty Roundtable on has been formed to raise awareness about poverty and create an action plan to reduce it. Bringing together leaders from government/public sector, business/labour, the voluntary/community sector and people who live in poverty, the multi-sectoral group takes a broader, yet common approach to raise the issue and find solutions. The Oakville Community Foundation is working with this group.