Mission: Ending poverty in our community by raising awareness, reducing the impact and breaking the cycle.
In 2008, the community identified Ending Poverty as a priority for London’s children, youth, and families. At that time, there were many disturbing statistics that illustrated the impact of poverty in London, but there was one that crystallized the issue; 1 in 5 London children will experience poverty during their childhood.
The Ending Poverty team is actively implementing strategies to meet basic needs in London neighbourhoods through our Basic Needs Beacon. We are creating policy papers that advocate for systems-level change to achieve income security, and we are providing small loans and business development training to London entrepreneurs who cannot access traditional forms of credit. We are doing all this, and more, by using the collective energy and talent of community partners to create opportunities that seek to reduce the impact and break the cycle of generational poverty in London.
To find out more about London's Child and Youth Network, please visit our website at www.londoncyn.ca.