November 25, 2021
On November 25, 2021, Council approved the City’s first-ever Poverty Reduction Strategy (2021 – 2031), a comprehensive plan, co-created with the community, that includes a practical approach to reducing poverty, increasing equity, and incorporating a “culture of caring” in all City endeavors over the next decade.
The Strategy aims to be a catalyst for additional and increasing action and partnerships going forward to address underlying root causes and localized impacts of poverty in our city, which requires collaboration by all levels of governments, the community, and people with lived experience of poverty.
The first implementation plan for the Strategy includes 80 specific actions across City departments — all of which can be undertaken within existing resources — that will begin over the next 18 months. The Public Service will report back to Council in spring 2023 with a status update and the next implementation plan.