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A new series of profiles on the reality of poverty in Halton’s electoral ridings titled “Action on Poverty” from Community Development Halton. The reports are part of a larger series of 53 profiles, one for each riding in the GTA and Hamilton coordinated by the Social Planning Network of Ontario.

Each profile contains facts and figures about poverty and challenges facing residents in each of the ridings. They identify how the work of community groups, service providers and advocacy groups in communities across the Golden Horseshoe are coming together to challenge poverty. These stories call attention to the wide range of anti-poverty initiatives that are taking place within each community and across Ontario.


Burlington Riding

Halton Riding

Oakville Riding

Wellington—Halton Hills Riding

Story Behind the Stats

The Action on Poverty Riding Profiles are a joint initiative of the Halton, Durham, Hamilton, Peel, Toronto and York social planning organizations. Individually, they offer a ‘snapshot’ of the extent and nature of poverty in 53 of the provincial/federal ridings in the ‘Golden Horseshoe,’ as well as an example of a positive initiative that addresses poverty at the local level. Viewed collectively, these profiles paint a portrait of poverty across the region, and offer an impressive array of responses to this critical challenge to our region.

Action on Poverty Riding Profiles Overview

Media Release

Golden Horseshoe Overview

Action on Poverty Riding Profiles Methodology