Kingston City Council passed the following motion at it meeting of June 3, 2008

4. Round Table on Poverty Reduction Strategy

THAT Council endorse the principles for a poverty reduction strategy contained in the 25-in-5 Founding Declaration, specifically:

a) Sustaining employment that assures a living standard above poverty for any adult working full-time throughout the year and includes fair pay and stable working conditions for all;

b) Liveable incomes for everybody, including those unable to work;

c) Strong and supportive communities with affordable housing, early learning and child care, public education and community programs that help people connect;

– and further

THAT Council direct the Community Development Services Group to develop a plan in collaboration with the Community Roundtable on Poverty Reduction by which the City of Kingston can advance poverty reduction strategies;

– and further –

THAT the City share this plan with its partners in other municipalities and the Province.
(Note: A memo from the Community Roundtable on Poverty Reduction dated May 22, 2008, is attached as Schedule Page 150)