As part of United Way’s focus to move people from poverty to possibility, we are engaged in the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership – a collaborative initiative to reduce poverty in our community.
The Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership (SPRP) was established in 2010 and has evolved from a long history of community collaboration. The partnership is based on mutual commitment to multi-sectoral and sustainable poverty reduction in Saskatoon.
Since 2010, the SPRP has achieved the following:
- Identification of key policy options prioritized for action to reduce poverty. The priority policy options relate to income support, housing, increased health and social service resources in core neighborhoods, child care, and return-to-work programs;
- Development of a collaborative leadership model and structure to build accountability and guide action across sectors; and
- Completion of A Preview to the Saskatoon Community Action Plan to Reduce Poverty
United Way’s involvement with the SPRP has also led to the development of 12 Bold Ideas to Eliminate Poverty in Saskatoon. Working together with our community partners, our goal is to move people out of poverty, into sustainable healthy situations, where their basic needs can be met.