When: Wednesday, November 26

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Council Chambers, County of Oxford Administration Building
21 Reeve St.,  Woodstock MAP

Mike Balkwill of the ‘25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction‘ is touring the Province speaking about a Blueprint to reduce poverty by 25% in 5 Years.

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.

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

Operation Sharing and Oxford Presbytery of the United Church of Canada have already endorsed the Declaration of the “25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction” for a poverty free Ontario.

To register your attendance and for more information contact Lisa Lanthier telephone:519-539-9800 ext. 3324 email: llanthier@ocl.net