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Poverty Roundtable Hastings Prince Edward

Poverty Roundtable Hastings Prince Edward

Hastings Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada
prt@povertyroundtablehpe.ca
www.povertyroundtablehpe.ca

About Me:

Housing, Food Security, Employment and Income Security, Ending stigma through community education, engagement and community capacity building are active and priority areas of the roundtable.

About My City: Hastings Prince Edward

The Hastings Prince Edward catchment area includes approximately 7000 kms2, 17 municipalities and approximately 160,000 people.

My Collaborative: Poverty Roundtable Hastings Prince Edward

In 2013 the Poverty Roundtable of HPE was formed. Poverty rates in Hastings and Prince Edward counties were higher than the provincial average and poverty rates had increased significantly over the course of ten years. The key questions raised by the members of the PRT were: are there things we could do, or do differently, to address the causes of poverty? Can we broaden our capacity by working together? Members of the PRT, which include, individuals, representation from social services, business, government, health, mental health, education, justice, housing, labour, faith, food security, and community members created a vision statement: a community where everyone experiences a standard of living which is sufficient for their physical, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being without compromise of dignity and self-respect and a mission: to eliminate the causes of poverty in Hastings and Prince Edward counties by building the capacity of our community to work together to plan for and implement strategic, long term solutions that result in fair and equitable opportunities for all. Four pillars guide our work: Empowerment, Education, Knowledge exchange, Advocacy & partnership. http://povertyroundtablehpe.ca