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Region of Waterloo Ontario

Region of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

About My City: Waterloo

The region of Waterloo has a population of approximately 507,000. The Region of Waterloo's Comprehensive Approach to Poverty Reduction was developed to enhance its corporate-wide impact by addressing the issue comprehensively across department and program areas to find sensible, innovative and lasting solutions.

About My Organization: Region of Waterloo

In an extensive consultation process for the 2010-2016 Region of Waterloo Strategic Plan, citizens identified poverty reduction as an important priority for Regional government to address. The Comprehensive Approach was developed to address the significant role the Region plays in poverty reduction. While the Region is only one of many players – including all orders of government, citizens, community groups, businesses, funders, to name a few – the Region plays a significant role in poverty reduction. In fact, the Region delivers over 50 programs and services that impact people living with low income.

My Collaborative: Region of Waterloo

The Region of Waterloo's Comprehensive Approach to Poverty Reduction looks at addressing poverty comprehensively across the Departments and Divisions within the Region of Waterloo. The Approach is designed to ensure that all Departments and Divisions are aware of and are engaged collaboratively and collectively to find sensible, innovative and lasting solutions for poverty reduction.