Speaker: Marvyn Novick, Social Planning Network of Ontario and CAMPAIGN 2000

When: Friday, December 12, 2008

Time: 9 – 11 am

Where: HJA Brown Education Centre,
5650 Hurontario, Mississauga  MAP

Join 25 in 5 and Build Support for the Blueprint for Poverty Reduction

Action to reduce poverty is the stimulus we need to weather the economic storm. We can boost consumer spending in local economies, invest in infrastructure to stimulate jobs, and ensure that all hands are on deck to pull us through the storm.

We owe it to each other. As Ontarians face job losses, reductions in hours of work, and other financial stresses, now is the time to step up for families.

At the end of the day, we can invest now or pay much more later. We can invest in people and ensure everyone is at their best today or we can look forward to increased health care and social service costs down the road.

Poverty reduction starts with a plan. That plan is within our reach. And we must act on it now.

The Blueprint developed by the Social Planning Network of Ontario for the 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction outlines a multi-year program to reduce poverty in Ontario by 25% in 5 years. It will also provide information on the scale of investment required to achieve that target by 2013.

Join us to learn more about the Blueprint, share your thoughts on poverty reduction and learn how you can help bring the message that Ontarians want a strong poverty reduction strategy to leaders in your community.

To register your attendance and for more information contact Adaoma Patterson at Adaoma.patterson@peelregion.ca or (905) 791-7800 x 4015.