Poverty Reduction Strategy

Poverty Roundtable HPE Statement on Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy

The Poverty Roundtable HPE is pleased to welcome Canada’s first poverty reduction strategy. In particular, we support the focus of this strategy on “dignity, opportunity, inclusion, resilience, and security”. In collaboration with MP Neil Ellis and MP Mike Bossio, the Poverty Roundtable HPE participated in consultations with over 100 members of our communities to provide input into the federal strategy.After years of advocacy from groups, organizations, and community members who have championed the need for a national poverty reduction plan, the Government has released Opportunity for All – Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy on August 21, 2018. Read the Poverty Roundtable HPE statement on Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy here.

Moving Forward – Recommendations for Community Action

MOVING FORWARD – Recommendations for Community Action is the outcome of Community Conversations on Poverty in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, in which more than 500 community members came together to talk about poverty – their experience of it, what is working, what isn’t and how to end it. This is the SECOND report in a series of reports informed by the Community Conversations. The first report LEANING IN – Community Conversations on Poverty in Hastings Prince Edward, is a summary of the stories we heard in the conversations. This action planning document, which will guide planning and future considerations for the eradication of poverty in our community, is the second community report on poverty.

MOVING FORWARD – Recommendations for Community Action is a document that belongs to all of us who are working to end poverty across Hastings and Prince Edward counties. It provides a wealth of information and suggestions for consideration and action as we move forward. We encourage you to read this document as part of your own commitment and see where you may already be engaging and where you might choose to take action in future. The document provides a roadmap for our communities to work together to address inequities and to become places where everyone can thrive. The variety of suggestions provides food for thought and many possible ways each of us might contribute to ending poverty in our community. Poverty hurts us all – let’s take action!

Nine predominant areas stand out. We believe these priority areas, identified through the Community Conversations, are key to addressing poverty in Hastings and Prince Edward counties. We believe we can work together to tackle challenges, and that there is interest across communities to initiate action. The recommendations connect with broader and existing community goals for economic prosperity, healthy communities, increased high school graduation and affordable housing.

Access MOVING FORWARD – Recommendations for Community Action here.

Access LEANING IN – Community Conversations on Poverty in Hastings Prince Edward here.

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