Election Day is October 22, 2018

There has never been a more critical time to speak out about poverty reduction.

In 2015, the City of Toronto passed TOProsperity, a comprehensive Poverty Reduction Strategy, but it has failed to ensure adequate funding. This election, call on Mayoral and City Council candidates to commit to full funding of Toronto’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Full funding means new child care subsidies, homeless shelter and supportive housing spaces, affordable rent and transit options, and good jobs with livable incomes. Poverty is costing our city up to $5.5 billion per year and we cannot afford inaction any longer.

Poverty is sexist, ableist and racist – we need to stamp it out. Women are disproportionately impacted by poverty, particularly if they are Indigenous, racialized, living with disabilities, newcomers, seniors, trans, queer or gender non-binary. Toronto must be a leader in addressing the disparities faced by women and that starts with investing in poverty reduction.

Send a feminist message to your local candidates today and vote for action on October 22.