Burlington, September 12, 2007 - Today Community Development Halton joins with partners in the Social Planning Network of Ontario (SPNO) to launch a cross-community campaign to make poverty reduction a priority election issue in Ontario. Joey Edwardh, Executive Director of Community Development Halton commented:
"Poverty is a concern of Ontarians in all parts of the province. It is important that they know there are demonstrated ways for the next Ontario Government to seriously reduce child and family poverty in the next five and ten year period."
In conjunction with this campaign, Community Development Halton and Halton Multicultural Council will be hosting a Community Forum on September 27, 2007 entitled: Leaving Our Social Footprint - Poverty Reduction Strategy with keynote speaker Professor Marvyn Novick, who is a leader of social policy change in Canada and the author of the recent Campaign 2000 report, "Summoned to Stewardship: Make Poverty Reduction a Collective Legacy."