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Ontario Helping Lift People Out of Poverty in Ottawa

Province Supporting Innovative Solutions to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Ontario is investing in 30 community projects across the province that are supporting new ways to help people break the cycle of poverty, find good jobs and end homelessness in Ontario.

 

Nathalie Des Rosiers, MPP, was at the Vanier Community Service Center in Ottawa today to highlight its Social Pediatrics Hub, which is receiving support from the province and helps the Vanier Community Service Centre to offer accessible health and social services to children and youth. The data collected will contribute to a body of knowledge that will support poverty reduction programs across the province.

 

Thirty projects are being funded through Ontario’s Local Poverty Reduction Fund. The fund supports innovative, community-led programs that help groups disproportionately affected by poverty get into housing, develop skills and find employment, including women, single parents, people with disabilities, youth, newcomers, visible minorities, seniors and Indigenous Peoples.

 

Fighting poverty is part of the government’s plan to create jobs, grow our economy, and help people in their everyday lives.

 

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“Ontario is investing in programs that will measurably improve the lives of those most affected by poverty. By harnessing the creativity of local partners, identifying innovative community-driven solutions, and building on evidence-based best practices, we can make strong inroads in tackling poverty.”

–– Chris Ballard, Minister of Housing, Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy

 

 

“With this funding, the Vanier Community Service Centre will be able to help us learn more about what approaches are making a difference for Ottawa-Vanier residents. This will help government, communities and all of our partners design and deliver more effective programs to combat poverty using proven approaches as we continue making Ontario the best place to call home.”

–– Nathalie Des Rosiers, MPP Ottawa-Vanier

 

 

“Let’s celebrate the beginning of an approach that will allow the most vulnerable children to reveal their physical, intellectual or social potential. “

–– Michel Gervais, Executive Director of the Vanier Community Service Centre

 

 

QUICK FACTS

  • The Vanier Community Service Centre is receiving $679,900 to establish and help evaluate their social pediatrics hub. The data collected will contribute to a body of knowledge that will support poverty reduction programs across the province.
  • Ontario is supporting 30 projects through the Local Poverty Reduction Fund with an investment of over $16 million. These projects focus on local community partnerships and include a third-party evaluation component.
  • The fund also supports projects led by Indigenous communities and Indigenous-led organizations, both on- and off-reserve.
  • These projects focus on local community partnerships and include a third-party evaluation component.
  • Organizations have one more opportunity to apply for funding in spring, 2017.

 

LEARN MORE

 

Local Poverty Reduction Fund

Realizing Our Potential: Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

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