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Local Poverty Reduction Fund Announcement

Downtown Toronto organizations receive nearly $1.3 million

On Friday, December 1st, I announced the organizations chosen for financing by the local poverty reduction fund. Ontario is investing in 48 community projects across the province that are supporting new ways to help people break the cycle of poverty, increase food security, find good jobs and end homelessness in Ontario.


Nearly 1.3 million dollars was granted to five different organizations in the Downtown Toronto area to support community-driven initiatives to prevent or reduce poverty. The recipient organizations were Access Community Capital Fund, Egale Canada Human Rights Trust, the Hospitality Workers Training Centre, Operation Springboard, St. Michael’s Hospital and Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre. These projects received support from the province to help vulnerable populations fully participate in the communities and the province they call home. The data collected will contribute to a body of knowledge that will support poverty reduction programs across the province.

 

In total, 48 innovative, community-led projects are being funded through Ontario's Local Poverty Reduction Fund, which help groups disproportionately affected by poverty get into housing, develop skills and find employment. Those disproportionately affected by poverty include women, single parents, people with disabilities, youth, newcomers, visible minorities, seniors and Indigenous Peoples. Part of this funding supports data collection, which will help develop more effective poverty reduction programs across the province.


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


Want to learn more about how you can access the Local Poverty Reduction fund? Check it out here


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