United Way’s poverty reduction efforts are designed to achieve measurable results which ensure families and individuals have the financial, social, and personal assets they need to improve their quality of life.
In 2022, we convened community partners to develop a collective plan to support community members move from Poverty to Possibility. Together, with the Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination, an innovative and exciting strategy was formed to assist with the direct assistance of food and household goods, supportive housing and housing supports, and collaborative strategies for shared systems and infrastructure. Through this five-year plan, we will radically change our systems and ensure that people living on low incomes are able to meet their basic needs and access opportunities to achieve income security.
This was the feedback from one of the community partners in our From Poverty to Possibility Collective Impact work:
We believe that every person in every community deserves the opportunities, access, and connections they need to build a good life — regardless of their income, the neighbourhood they live in, or their social identity. Through collaborative measures and community support, we know that better is possible. Learn more about our From Poverty to Possibility Impact Area.