LONDON FOR ALL

A Roadmap to End Poverty

London urgently needs to address poverty. Recent census data shows that 1 in 4 children live in poverty in our community. While the rest of the country is gaining, unemployment at home remains stubbornly high. More and more families are having a tough time making ends meet.

London for All: A Roadmap to End Poverty is our community’s plan to end poverty in a generation. It’s an ambitious goal and the time is right. We have a better understanding of the causes and impacts of poverty. Our provincial and federal governments are paying more attention to the issue. Locally, London has many passionate, intelligent people working together to address the root causes.

Our community is rallying around a growing resolve that “it ends here.”

In May 2017, United Way Elgin Middlesex was named Lead Agency to implement London for All. In our role as project manager, United Way brings partners together to:

  • develop and oversee implementation plans
  • ensure ongoing evaluation and accountability
  • report back to stakeholders, including the community
  • ensure individuals with lived experience of poverty have meaningful involvement in all aspects of the work, including leadership roles

Poverty is about our entire community. It impacts us all, because a community that experiences poverty can’t reach its potential when people lack or are denied the economic, social or cultural resources to participate. It’s time to end poverty so that everyone gets the opportunity to reach their full potential.

“The goal of these recommendations is for London to reach its full potential by ending poverty in one generation”

PEOPLE

Leadership Table

Luke Nicholas (Chair)
AtLohsa

Jeff Preston (Vice Chair)
Kings University College

Deb Peckham
Community Volunteer

Dharshi Lacey
Mayor’s Poverty Panel member
Pillar Nonprofit Network

Dwayne Hill
Community Volunteer

Eric Todd
Community Volunteer

Jayne Garland
Western University

Jim Wilkes
UNIFOR Local 27

Marci Allen-Easton
Community Volunteer

Patricia Hoffer
Lashbrook Marketing

Sandra Fieber
Fanshawe College

Sue Wilson
Sisters of St. Joseph
London Poverty Research Centre

Vijay Venkatesan
London Community Foundation

Kelly Ziegner
ex-officio member
United Way Elgin Middlesex

Sandra Datars Bere
ex-officio member
City of London (Funder)

Accountability Groups

Changing Mindsets Chair

Circles
Guiding Coalition

Early learning & Education Chair

Heather Lokko
Middlesex-London Health Unit

Food Security Chair

Tosha Densky
London & Middlesex Food Policy Council

Health Chair

Scott Courtice
London Intercommunity Health Centre

Homeless Prevention & Housing Chair

Greg Playford
London Community Foundation

Income & Employment Chair

David Billson
rtraction / Engine SevenFour

Transportation Chair

Sheryl Rooth
London Transit Commission

Systems Change Chair

Luke Nicholas
AtLohsa

REPORTS

COMPLETED RECOMMENDATIONS

MAYORAL CANDIDATE SURVEY

Vahide Bahramporian – no response

Paul Cheng – no response

Ali Hamadi – no response

Ed Holder – no response

Dan Lenart

Nina McCutcheon – no response

David Millie – no response

Jordan Minter

Mohamed Moussa – no response

Carlos Murray – no response

Sean M. O’Connell – no response

Paul Paolatto

Tanya Park – no response

Jonas White – no response

MEDIA

    
Monday, July 23th 2018
London For All: Making Progress
and Meeting Targets One Year In
Tamarack Institute 

    
Monday, June 11th 2018
Analysis: The progress of London’s
anti-poverty strategy
London Free Press Article

    
Thursday, May 31st 2018
City hall briefs: An end to street harassment?
London Free Press Article

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information please contact:

Roxanne Riddell
RRiddell@unitedwayem.ca
Project Manager, London For All
519-438-1723 ext: 224

Dakota HalfpennyLondon For All