GUELPH, Ontario May 8, 2012 - Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination - The 2011 Annual Federal Disability Report is themed specifically around seniors with disabilities, reflecting Canada’s changing demographics and ageing population. The following synopsis of the research report draws on the key findings related to the financial well-being of seniors with disabilities.
The synopsis is available here: Synopsis: Federal Disability Report
The full report can be downloaded HERE.
Visit the Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination website HERE
About Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination
The newly-formed Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination is a community initiative composed of concerned and affected residents, organizations, business, all levels of government, the research community and others working together move poverty reduction issues forward.
Why do we need a Poverty Elimination Task Force?
In our community:
...1 in 10 children is living below the poverty line
...Ontario Works cases increased over 13% in 2008
...over 1,600 people visited a shelter in 2008
...food bank usage has increased by over 28% in the last four years
We need to reduce the numbers of people living in poverty. We need to plan how to better support individuals and families. We need a new approach to eliminating poverty in Guelph and Wellington County, one that includes all voices in the community.