Congratulations to Kawartha North FHT for earning an Ontario Trillium Grant over an 11-month period (August 2017 to July 2018) to build inclusive and engaged communities in the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County that tackle poverty reduction.
This work continues the efforts of a joint Poverty Reduction Strategy Action Plan supported by the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County in 2012. Following this, the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes Community Roundtable for Poverty Reduction (the Roundtable) was created to design targeted reports in five key areas related to the factors and impacts of poverty: Children and Youth, Employment and Education, Food Security, and Housing and Transportation.
This funding will support the Roundtable to reach out to community agencies to convene around issues of poverty, and to implement recommendations where possible with a dedicated coordinator’s support. It will also support education-focused components aiming to tackle cyclical, generational, and systemic issues, including community presentations and peer-led groups for persons living in poverty.
Impacting 25,000 lives in the community, collaborating members and partners include: City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team, A Place Called Home, Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation, Haliburton Highlands Health Services, Boys and Girls Club City of Kawartha Lakes, Point in Time Centre for Children Youth and Parents, Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes, John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton, Community Living Central Highlands, Ontario Early Years Centre, Sir Sandford Fleming College, HKPR Health Unit, the City of Kawartha Lakes and the County of Haliburton.