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2012-01-10: Response to the Poverty Reduction Strategy Discussion Paper

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Throughout the past five years, the Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women has advocated strongly for a poverty reduction strategy for Prince Edward Island, as a step towards eliminating poverty in PEI. The Council has urged government to consult and collaborate with community-based organizations to develop a Poverty Reduction Strategy like those in other provinces. Poverty reduction is a central theme of the Council’s Equality Report Card, published in 2008, 2009, and 2011. The Report Card is the Advisory Council on the Status of Women’s primary tool for advising government and assessing government’s progress towards women’s equality goals.

The members of the Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women have read and talked about the discussion paper Preventing and Reducing Poverty in Prince Edward Island: A Strategy for Engagement. Council members are conscious that the Discussion Paper “begins the process” that will lead to a formal strategy for preventing and reducing poverty on Prince Edward Island.

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