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By: 25 In 5  09-12-2011

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A year ago, as Canada plunged into one of the sharpest recessions since the Great Depression, the Ontario government assumed long-awaited leadership to tackle poverty.

On December 4, 2008, it promsied to enact a plan to reduce child and family poverty by 25 per cent by 2013.

Making good on that promise would lift more than 90,000 Ontario children and their families out of poverty within five years.

This is the first in a series of annual reports from 25 in 5 that tracks the Ontario government’s progress on their Poverty Reduction commitment.


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Use this page to share good ideas, actions, and activities happening in your local community with others across the province who are also working on poverty reduction and related issues.


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