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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...
Our Vision: A community where no human being is deprived of the resources, means, choices and power to acquire and maintain self sufficiency while being able to be an active participant in society.
Our Mission: To end poverty in Calgary and enhance the well-being of all Calgarians.
The vision of the SPRP is to have sustained individual and community wellbeing for the people of Saskatoon. The immediate objective is to develop, implement and evaluate a Saskatoon Action Plan to Reduce Poverty that:
- demonstrates a shared understanding of poverty in Saskatoon
- articulates shared leadership across sectors
- integrates the history of poverty reduction work in Saskatoon
- outlines broad goals with multi-year commitment by community partners
- outlines key activities, targets and measures
- updated on an...
This profile highlights poverty reduction strategies, organizations, collaboratives and publications from the province of British Columbia.
Moving from Charity to Investment is the goal of poverty reduction work in Medicine Hat.
The gap between the rich and poor in Medicine Hat is widening. In 2005, those families in the top 10% income earners made at least $139,000 (an increase of 22.5% since 2001). Those in the bottom 10% income bracket made at most $24,400 (an increase of 17.5% since 2001). The top bracket made almost 6 times the lowest, and that gap increased by almost 4% between 2001 and 2005.