The Thunder Bay Poverty Reduction Strategy committee works strategically and collaboratively, utilizing collective impact to understand poverty, advocate for effective public policy, and implement the recommendations included in the key areas of the Strategy.

The Poverty Reduction Strategy was formulated to develop community-specific recommendations for immediate, medium, and long-term community poverty reduction. Since its inception in 2013, the Poverty Reduction Strategy committee has worked diligently to ensure that the goals and recommendations of the Strategy are being met.

There are five key areas of the Poverty Reduction Strategy:

1. Children and Youth

2. Indigenous People

3. Housing and Homelessness

4. Income Security

5. Health and Wellness

Many of the social issues in Thunder Bay and the District are directly related to poverty and issues surrounding poverty. Through community engagement and using a collective impact approach through programming, data collection and data dissemination the Poverty Reduction Strategy committee has been able to make strides that help to eliminate poverty.

Poverty Reduction Strategy and Reports

For more information, please contact:
Lakehead Social Planning Council

Poverty Reduction Strategy Members

Bonnie Krysowaty
Coordinator, Lakehead Social Planning Council

Marie Klassen
Lakehead Social Planning Council

Alyssa Cicigoi
Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Cynthia Olsen
City of Thunder Bay

Jase Watford
Lakehead University, Student

Joanne Boucher
Alpha Court Mental Health & Addictions

Karen Kerk
Thunder Bay Food Strategy

Lee-Ann Chevrette
City of Thunder Bay

McKenzie Mallen
Lakehead Univerity, student

Sheri Fata
Thunder Bay Counselling

Tina Maronese
Thunder Bay Public Libraries

Tracey MacKinnon
Poverty Free Thunder Bay