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
  • Airin Stephens
    Roots Community Food Centre
  • Cynthia Olsen
    City of Thunder Bay Drug Strategy
  • Frank Wilson
    Poverty Free Thunder Bay
  • Jase Watford
    Lakehead University
  • Lee-Ann Chevrette
    City of Thunder Bay Community Safety Well Being Plan
  • Marie Klassen
    Lakehead Social Planning Council
  • McKenzie Mallen
    Lakehead University
  • Raija Begall
    Thunder Bay District Health Unit
  • Rilee Willianen
    City of Thunder Bay Drug Strategy
  • Sara Siska
    Thunder Bay Food Strategy
  • Sheri Fata
    Thunder Bay Counseling
  • Tina Maronese
    Thunder Bay Public Library