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Urgent: Community-Based Housing and Homelessness Funding

This is a letter from 27 organizations in communities across Ontario. Dear Premier Wynne, Minister Jeffrey, Minister Piruzza, and Minister McMeekin, We are writing as a coalition of concerned organizations to urge you to respond without delay to the growing crisis in housing and homelessness across Ontario. While there are many housing needs across the […]

Welcome to Poverty Free Ontario

An Ontario free of poverty will be reflected in healthy, inclusive communities with a place of dignity for everyone and the essential conditions of well-being for all. The mission of Poverty Free Ontario is to eliminate divided communities in which large numbers of adults and children live in chronic states of material hardship, poor health and social exclusion.
Poverty Free Ontario is an initiative of the Social Planning Network of Ontario.

PDF of presentation "Human Dignity for All: Working for a Poverty Free Ontario" made in 20 communities across the province (March-June 2011).

RESOURCES - PFO Brochure and Election Signs

SPNO is working on the Poverty Free Ontario initiative in conjunction with the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC), which is dedicated to faith-based approaches to public policy reform in areas of social justice and poverty elimination. ISARC’s current campaign can be found at www.faithtoendpoverty.ca

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