United Way-led project nominated for Pillar Community Innovation Award
London for All has been named as a finalist in the Pillar Community Innovation Awards in the Community Collaboration category. As lead agency for the project, United Way Elgin Middlesex mobilized over 60 stakeholders and 160 volunteers from across the community to tackle poverty in our community. Other partners involved in the project included City of London, London Community Foundation, London Poverty Research Centre and rTraction.
“Continuing the work to end poverty in our city couldn’t be more important. Together, more than ever, our community is counting on us.”
Referred to as a road map to end poverty in a generation, London for All aimed to eradicate root causes of homelessness and poverty by addressing issues like health, food security, transportation, education, income, systems change and more.
Underway from 2017 to 2020, London for All worked collaboratively with community leaders and stakeholders, including individuals with lived and/or living experience of poverty and homelessness, to implement 112 recommendations outlined by the Mayor’s Advisory Panel on Poverty.
“Continuing the work to end poverty in our city couldn’t be more important,” said Kelly Ziegner, President & CEO, United Way Elgin Middlesex. “Together, more than ever, our community is counting on us.”