Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy
City of Toronto August 23, 2015
The Strategy sets out three overarching objectives focused on the effects, trajectories, and causes of poverty, namely: Address immediate needs: ensure that essential services are effective, well-funded, coordinated, and meet the needs of those living in poverty.
Create pathways to prosperity: improve the quality of jobs in the city, attract investments to low income areas, and ensure that City programs and services are integrated, client-centered, and focused on early intervention.
Drive Systemic Change: Create a more accountable and participatory government, where reducing poverty and inequality is an integral part of day-to-day business.
The work has already begun. While this strategy was being developed, funding was allocated in the 2015 budget to undertake some immediate measures to address poverty in Toronto.