The Poverty Reduction Strategy’s Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG) uses their personal lived experience with the realities, conditions and impacts of living with poverty to inform the effective development, implementation, and monitoring of the City’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Applications to join the next cohort of the LEAG closed on November 29, 2019. The Poverty Reduction Strategy Office is currently reviewing applications and will inform applicants in January about the results of the nomination process.

Current LEAG Members (2020-2022)

The LEAG includes residents who reflect the diversity of the city. In selecting members for the LEAG, consideration was given to ensure good representation from equity-seeking groups. LEAG members include people with diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, sexual, and gender identities. Members include racialized people, new immigrants, people with disabilities, Indigenous people, and people with experiences of the justice system. LEAG members’ insights into a range of programs and issues, including Ontario Works, unemployment, systemic discrimination and the impacts of violence, will inform the activities of the Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Applications to join the next cohort of the LEAG closed on November 29, 2021. The Poverty Reduction Strategy Office has accepted applicants and biographies will be updated.