Poverty Reduction Fund

Local Poverty Reduction Fund

2017 Call for Proposals

 Registration Deadline: June 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm 

 Deadline to Submit a Proposal – June 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm

For full details and to apply visit:



 The Province of Ontario, Local Poverty Reduction Fund has released its’ 2017 proposal call.

There are several funding streams available including:

  • General
  • Homeless Related Proposals
  • Indigenous-led projects
  • Food Security Related Proposals (New in 2017)


Organizations that submit homelessness related projects must include a letter of support from the local service system manager (page 24 of the 2017 Call for Proposals Application Guide).  The City of London, is the Service Manager.

Organizations are advised to consider how their project connects to London’s Homeless Prevention System – A Three Year Implementation Planwhen drafting their proposals.

Please submit a request for a letter of support and a brief summary of the proposal no later than June 23, 2017 to Jan Richardson, Manager, Homeless Prevention to request a letter prior to submitting your proposal.  Jan can be reached at jrichardson@london.ca or 519-661-2489 ext. 1852.

Poverty Reduction Strategy Input

Messages for Frontline and Processing Staff

Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

The Government of Canada has launched an engagement website where interested individuals and organizations can provide their input and opinions on Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy until June 30, 2017.

In addition to online engagement, people are welcome to mail in their comments and suggestions for reducing poverty by:

  • Sending letters addressed to the Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development;
  • Calling 1 800 O Canada (1 800 622-6232), visiting their local Service Canada office or contacting their local MP to obtain a printed copy of a “host your own discussion” toolkit (also available at Canada.ca/reduce-poverty).

Feedback can be mailed to:

Social Policy Directorate
140 Promenade du Portage
Phase IV, Office 3A086
Gatineau, QC K1A 0J9

As well, a #ReducePoverty youth contest has been launched and will run until August 14, 2017.

Thank you.

Melanie Wyke

Service Manager / Citizen Services and Program Delivery Branch, Ontario Region
Service Canada / Government of Canada
melanie.wyke@servicecanada.gc.ca / Tel : 647-252-0131
Gestionnaire de services/i / Direction générale des services aux citoyens et de l’exécution des programmes, Région de l’Ontario
Service Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
melanie.wyke@servicecanada.gc.ca / Tél : 647-252-0131

100 in 1 Day

100In1Day Is a global festival that takes place on Saturday June 3.

Starting in Bogata Columbia, it has since spread to 4 continents, 14 countries and over 30 cities.

100 (or more!) activities, events or community building projects take place on one day. They could last 15 minutes or go on for a few hours. It’s up to you – the organiser.

It’s fun, easy and anyone can participate. Oragnise and event or join others.

London is joining for the first time  https://100in1day.ca/london/

What kind of activity could you do? 

How about a dance party on your street, a sidewalk or parking spot chalk festival, a poetry reading in the park, a pop-up music concert, a neighbourhood science fair, planting a community garden, cleaning-up a park, a parking lot film festival, a recycled art exhibition, yarn bombing, a neighbourhood bike ride, pop-up yoga or line dancing, arts & crafts corner, cultural dance demonstrations, Tai-chi – whatever your imagination creates!

100In1Day activities should:

  • Inspire inclusive actions that respond to community needs and make our city a better place to live, work and play
  • Build and foster community networks
  • Be non-partisan and non-commercial
  • Have free participation

Learn more or register you activity  https://100in1day.ca/london/

Questions? Contact Lead Organiser nicole@urbanleague.ca

Stay connected with social media:


Nicole St. John | Lead Organiser | 100in1Day London
C: 226-667-6302 | E: Nicole@urbanleague.ca

Register now for Saturday June 3 for 100In1Day London.

100In1Day London is powered by Urban League of London & Evergreen 

Volunteers Needed!

London is holding this year’s community enumeration event, Counting Our Way Home, during the week of April 24 – April 29, 2017. We hope you will join us as a volunteer. Volunteers are critical to the success of a community enumeration event and we can’t do it without you!

If you are interested in volunteering for this year’s enumeration event, please register through this link:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VolunteerInfoRequest or email paula@kovacsgroup.ca. We will then send you an information package with everything you need to be a volunteer. Please indicate your interest in volunteering by Friday April 7, 2017.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and able to provide proof of a valid Police Vulnerable Sector Check or a Letter of Verification. Exceptions may be granted upon request.

As a volunteer in Counting Our Way Home, you will be part of a group of engaged Londoners who are working to solve homelessness together. At least 300 individuals and families experiencing homelessness are expected to participate. Over 75 trained volunteers and staff are needed to complete surveys at over 15 locations in London.

You can find out more about London’s community enumeration event by going to: http://www.london.ca/residents/homeless-prevention/Pages/be-involved.aspx

Gathering information about individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our community assists all of us in our effort to solve homelessness together. We appreciate your support and look forward to working with you during Counting Our Way Home.