The Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network (PPRN) has a vision of a community free from poverty, where all people live with dignity and health and have:
• Secure and affordable housing, food, and income and are able to meet their basic needs
• Employment with good wages
• Access to education and training throughout their lifespan
• Opportunities to reach their full potential using their energy, creativity and talents
• Opportunities to be involved and included
• Support for their changing needs from childhood to old age.
The PPRN uses a number of different strategies to help us reach our goals. These include:
• Identify and monitor community needs and assets
• Build and sustain partnerships for collaborative action, including residents, businesses, voluntary and public sector organizations
• Identify opportunities to influence local, provincial and national policies which will reduce poverty
• Develop and implement strategies which address current needs and improve quality of life
• Increase public awareness of poverty issues
About Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network
Donations to the Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network will go toward local poverty initiatives including our Neighbours In Action and Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) programs. The Neighbours In Action program focuses on supporting low-income neighbourhoods by developing service “Hubs” that bring social and economic programs into communities and by making referrals to local service providers. Current initiatives are in the neighbourhoods around Prince of Wales Public School and Otonabee Valley Public School.
The RDSP is a savings plan that helps individuals with disabilities and their families build savings for greater income security later in life.
Please visit www.pprn.ca for more details.