Consultation: developing a new Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario

Share your feedback on ways to reduce poverty in Ontario to help us create the new five-year poverty reduction strategy.

Participate

Deadline: March 30, 2020


Overview

We are developing a new poverty reduction strategy for Ontario.

We want your feedback on:

  • encouraging job creation and connecting people to employment
  • providing people with the right supports and services
  • lowering the cost of living and making life more affordable
  • the current Poverty Reduction Strategy

Share your ideas about opportunities for more effective collaboration to reduce poverty. 

We are engaging Indigenous partners, the public, people with experience living in poverty, service providers, employers, local partners and municipalities to find new and innovative ways to support people during challenging times and create the conditions that will help them build a better life.

Your input will help us develop a new five-year poverty reduction strategy.

 

About the consultation

We want your advice on how we can work together to make progress in three areas.

We want to hear about your experiences related to these areas and what you think are the most important issues to address.

Area 1: encouraging job creation and connecting people to employment

To create the conditions for all people in Ontario to prosper, we need to create good jobs across the province. We also need to better connect people to good jobs to help them break the poverty cycle and prevent people from falling into poverty in the first place.

Area 2: providing people with the right supports and services

People trying to overcome poverty should not have to navigate a patchwork system to access the supports and services they need. We need to drive better outcomes for people by collaborating within government and with local partners to provide supports and services that are connected and centred around the needs of people, families and communities.

Area 3: lowering the cost of living and making life more affordable

We want to make life more affordable for low-income people and families by reducing financial pressures. 

 

How to participate

There are two ways to share your feedback on how we can work together to reduce poverty:

  • take the online survey
  • send a written submission

Deadline: March 30, 2020

Take the online survey

Provide your input by completing our online survey based on your experience as a(n):

A member of the general population, who is not commenting based on experience as a service provider or employer.

Service providers include: organizations, governments, and Indigenous, First Nations, Métis, Inuit governments or communities.

A person or business that employs one or more people for wages or a salary.

Send a written submission

Send your feedback to us by mail or in an email.

Email feedback to:     
prso@ontario.ca  

Mail feedback to:    
Poverty Reduction Strategy
315 Front Street West, 3rd Floor 
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 0B8
 

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