The Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy is a concrete, 20-year plan that was unanimously approved by City Council in 2015. It contains 17 recommendations linked to a set of actions to be carried over a four-year period. Annual work plans identify initiatives that advance actions. The strategy focuses on housing stability, services access, transit equity, food access, the quality of jobs and incomes, and systemic change.

The City of Toronto is currently designing the 2019-2022 Action Plan, which will be considered by City Council in 2019.

The Strategy

The full strategy document containing the Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy’s vision, objectives, and recommendations.

Community Engagement

The Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy is grounded in broad, inclusive and continued community engagement.

Reports to the Community

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By 2035, Toronto is a city with opportunities for all: a leader in the collective pursuit of justice, fairness and equity. We want to be renowned as a city where everyone has access to good jobs, adequate income, stable housing, affordable transportation, nutritious food, and supportive services.

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Fearing eviction, walking to save a token, always choosing the cheapest and least nutritious food, telling government agencies the same information over and over again, and worrying that the opportunities enjoyed by other children will be denied to yours. That’s what life is like for too many Torontonians.

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The City of Toronto is making new and maintaining existing investments in poverty reduction initiatives, approving key policies, and expanding and improving essential services to vulnerable residents.

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Twenty Torontonians will use their firsthand experience with the conditions and impacts of living with poverty to inform the development, implementation, and monitoring of the City’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.

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