25 in 5 Network calls for an Ontario Poverty Reduction Plan

    TORONTO, Sept. 6 /CNW/ - A newly formed network calling for a Poverty
Reduction Plan for Ontario will hold a news conference tomorrow at 1pm to
release an open letter to the leaders of Ontario's political parties.
    Councillor Joe Mihevc, Chair of the City of Toronto's Community
Development and Recreation Committee, will join with Rick Blickstead, the CEO
of the Wellesley Institute and past President of a multi-billion dollar home
renovation business, and community representatives to launch the call for a
Poverty Reduction Plan.

    Date:        Friday, September 7
    Time:        1 pm
    Location:    Family Service Association
                 355 Church St. (NE corner at Gerard, parking available)

    Speakers:    Rick Blickstead, CEO of the Wellesley Institute
                 Sri-Guggan Sri Skanda-Rajah, Board Member, Ontario Council
                 of Agencies Serving Immigrants
                 Beverly Halls, Community Advocate and Skills for Change
                 award recipient
                 Margaret Hancock, Executive Director, Family Services
                 Joe Mihevc, Toronto City Councillor

    The open letter has been signed by prominent leaders representing a broad
cross-section of Ontario society. Visuals of the campaign information
materials will be on display.

For further information:

For further information: Cynthia Wilkey, Income Security Advocacy
Centre,  (416) 597-5820 x 5152, (416) 892-8941 cell

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