United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Ontario

United Counties of Leeds and Grenville

Leeds and Grenville, ON, Canada

About My City: Leeds and Grenville

Leeds Grenville is an Ontario community made up of 10 municipalities and three partner communities (Gananoque, Brockville and Prescott) over a large geographical area, and has a population of 99,300. Our member municipalities include the Townships of Athens, Augusta, Edwardsburgh/Cardinal, Elizabethtown-Kitley, Front of Yonge, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Village of Merrickville Wolford and the Municipality of North Grenville. Along one of our borders is the St. Lawrence River and the famous 1000 Islands Region. We're home to world-renowned UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) sites of significance: the Rideau Canal and Heritage Route and the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve.

About My Organization: United Counties of Leeds and Grenville

The Leeds Grenville Poverty Reduction Alliance was form in 2013 following a Bridges out of Poverty workshop in our region. Over 340 people were trained and over 80 participants indicated wanting to stay involved in the conversation about poverty. The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit and the United Way came together after this event to debrief and to plan next steps. Additional key partners were recruited to the table. Since that time the Alliance has:

My Collaborative:

The Leeds Grenville Poverty Alliance is a collaborative of organizations and individual working today to reduce poverty in our communities. The Poverty Reduction Coordinating Group is using the following definition of poverty to focus and guide the work of the Leeds and Grenville Poverty Reduction Alliance: “Poverty is the condition of human beings who lack resources, means, choices and power necessary to acquire and maintain economic self-sufficiency and meaningful participation in society.”