There is a prescription for poverty’s punishing impact on health in Ontario

In this article in the Toronto Star, physicians advocate for changes to their province’s income security system to improve health and reduce the cost to society.


New Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy

Realizing Our Potential: Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy (2014-2019) was released in September 2014. The new strategy includes sections focused on children & youth, homelessness, and employment. The document also acts as a reminder of the high cost of inaction; poverty cost the Ontario public $10.4 billion in 2008.

The strategy can be found here: