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Poverty Reduction

Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy

Drawing on the experiences and ideas of hundreds of Toronto residents from all parts of the city, TO Prosperity sets a bold vision to build a city with opportunities for all. It contains 17 recommendations and 71 actions to respond to the immediate needs of low-income residents, reorient services towards the creation of pathways out of poverty, and address the systemic causes of inequality.

The Strategy  was passed by City Council in November 2015.

You can find out more about the strategy on the City’s website.

Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy Meeting

Have your say in the development of Toronto’s Poverty Reduction Strategy!

Woodgreen Community Services is hosting a Community Conversation for you to give the City your best advice on how to reduce poverty in Toronto.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Calvary Church – 746 Pape Avenue

*Child care is available

*Refreshments will be served

For more details check out this poster!


Community Meetings – Poverty Reduction Strategy

The City of Toronto is developing a poverty reduction strategy and Torontonians are playing an important role in creating an effective strategy. Many of your resident groups and stakeholders recently participated in community conversations or completed the online survey as part of the City’s development of a Poverty Reduction Strategy. The response from Torontonians have been tremendous! We thank you for your efforts to support resident engagement in this process!

The City of Toronto is hosting 8 Days of Dialogue (community conversations) across the city from February 17-28 as part of the next phase of engagement. The focus of these dialogues is people with lived experience of poverty. It is an opportunity for the City (including the Deputy Mayor for Poverty Reduction, and Councillors) to hear from residents about the most important things the City can do to help them secure better lives for themselves and their families, to better understand the impact of poverty in different communities, and to hear their ideas for creating and sharing greater wealth in Toronto.

The City of Toronto is encouraging residents with lived experience of poverty to contribute to the discussion. Please help ensure that residents know about the dialogues and are supported to participate.

Below are the dates, times and locations of the upcoming consultations:

North Etobicoke – Jamestown: Tuesday, February 17, 6:30 – 8:30 .m.,
Rexdale Community Hub, 21 Panorama Court
Downtown: Wednesday, February 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.,
Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre, 220 Cowan Avenue
Scarborough – Malvern: Thursday, February 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.,
Malvern Recreation Centre, 30 Sewells Rd
Scarborough – Eglinton East: Saturday, February 21, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.,
Don Montgomery Community Centre, 2467 Eglinton Avenue, East
Scarborough – Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park: Tuesday, February 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.,
Progress Church of God, 4242 Kingston Road
North York: Wednesday, February 25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.,
Driftwood Community Centre, 4401 Jane Street
North Etobicoke – Kingsview Village: Thursday, February 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.,
Kingsview Village Community School, 1 York Road
Weston – Mt Dennis: Saturday, February 28, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.,
Jane Street Community Hub, 1541 Jane Street

• ASL, child minding and refreshments will be provided.

For more information please visit the City’s website at:


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