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When Breaking the Cycle: Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy was launched in 2008, it signalled a bold new vision for a fairer society.

In the first three years of the Strategy, the Ontario government has helped raise approximately 47,000 children and their families out of poverty through a challenging economic time. But more needs to be done. That’s why Ontario is reaffirming its commitment to reduce poverty by taking immediate steps to improve the health and well-being of more children in low-income families.

Ontario has released its Poverty Reduction Strategy 2013 Annual Report. The report highlights progress made since the strategy was launched in 2008 and results of recent consultations with Ontarians that will help shape a new, broader five-year strategy, to be released in 2014.

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June 30, 2014 – More Support on the Way for Ontario Families

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April 22, 2014 — Province Increasing Ontario Child Benefit, Improving the Quality of Child Care

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April 7, 2014 – Province Expanding Student Nutrition Program

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Services ranging from full-day kindergarten to free homework help.

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Programs to help Ontarians find work or retrain for a new career.

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Financial support for families in need.

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Benefits families could receive when they file their income tax.

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Assistance with rent and heating costs.

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Programs to help ensure the health and wellness of Ontario families.

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