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Oct 08

HPRT Response to Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy

 

logo-iconIn 1971 Senator David Croll said “We are pouring billions of dollars into a social welfare system that merely treats the symptoms of poverty, but leaves the disease untouched.” That system that he spoke about in 1971 is relatively unchanged today.  The current system is in need of deep innovation to see different results.  So, we ask the Provincial Government to encourage the Federal Government to work with all stakeholders (business, not for profit, all levels of government, faith groups, lived experience and communities) to develop a national housing strategy and to consider developing a national approach to poverty reduction.

Read full submission from the Halton Poverty Roundtable.