25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction to Release Accountability Report

Evaluating Year One of Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy

TORONTO, Dec. 1 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, December 2nd the 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction will release a report entitled Making Good on the Promise: Evaluating Year One of Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy.

This report outlines in detail the commitments made by the Ontario government in Breaking the Cycle: Ontario's Poverty Reduction Cycle, released on December 4, 2008.

It evaluates the progress Ontario has made over the past year in meeting these commitments and the degree to which Ontario has met 25 in 5's Five Tests for a Successful Poverty Reduction Strategy, issued in the fall of 2008.

The report also proposes the next steps that government must take in order to meet its target of reducing child and family poverty by 25% by 2013.

    
    When:   Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 10:00am

    Where:  Queen's Park Media Studio, Legislative Assembly of Ontario,
            First Floor

    Who:    Pat Capponi, of 25 in 5 and Voices From the Street

            Greg deGroot-Magetti, co-chair of 25 in 5 and the
            Mennonite Central Committee of Ontario

            Neethan Shan, of 25 in 5 and the Council of Agencies Serving
            South Asians (CASSA)
    

25 in 5's Five Tests for a Successful Poverty Reduction Strategy is available at www.25in5.ca/publications/five-tests-for-success.

The report will be available online at 10am on Wednesday, December 2 at www.25in5.ca.

SOURCE COMMUNITY SOCIAL PLANNING COUNCIL OF TORONTO

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Trish Hennessy, (416) 525-4927

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