Council approves principles for poverty reduction

 

Council put its support behind the principles to reduce poverty recommended in the 25 in 5 Declaration. The declaration and its strategy were developed by a broad range of community organizations and faith groups who are calling on the Provincial government to develop a comprehensive plan to reduce poverty levels by 25 per cent in five years and 50 per cent before 2018.  Principles of the poverty reduction strategy include creating sustainable, year-round employment for working adults, ensuring liveable incomes and building strong communities with supports including affordable housing and community programs.