Research, Reviews, & Updates

The ESPC provides research, reviews, and updates on a range of social issues

Our Choice For a Better Ontario: A plan for cutting poverty in half by 2020.

Report by the Ontario Association of Food Banks, September 2008.
Reviewed in October 2008 Research Update

What's the role of a food bank? With their new plan on poverty reduction, the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) has stated loud and clear that their role extends far beyond providing clients with food donations. This report includes a series of core principles to guide the development of an Ontario poverty reduction strategy, complete with a set of goals that the government should establish and key actions that will help to meet those goals. These goals will be achieved through investing to achieve the four key pillars of poverty reduction: a home in a supportive and prosperous community; economic security through supportive benefits and protections; opportunity for political and economic empowerment; and public responsibility through a high-level government. This report will be of use to anybody interested in the development and advocacy of poverty reduction strategies. It can be downloaded from the website of the OAFB