Poverty in Ontario is growing at an alarming rate. On September 5, 2007, the Colour of Justice Network announced the launching of the Colour of Poverty Campaign--a province-wide community-based effort to help raise public awareness about the serious problem of poverty within the racialized communities of Ontario.
With the Department of Canadian Heritage as a key sponsor, the Colour of Poverty Campaign partners have developed a series of ten ( 10 ) Fact Sheets addressing different aspects of racialized poverty and its negative impacts on education & learning, health & well-being, employment, income levels, justice and policing, immigration and
settlement, housing and homelessness and food security in Ontario.
Along with the launching of the fact sheets, a new video on Race and Poverty in Ontario has been created as an educational tool, presenting compelling stories of individuals and families from racialized communities living in poverty and the daily struggles they face.
For further information, action ideas and advocacy tools, please visit The Colour of Poverty Campaign at http://www.colourofpoverty.ca.