The CPRRF objectives are:

  • to help prevent and reduce the depth of child poverty; and
  • to promote attachment to the workforce, resulting in fewer families relying on social assistance and ensuring that families will always be better off working. Child Poverty Reduction Reinvestment funds must be used to create new programs or build on existing funding rather than replace current program spending.

Project proposals demonstrating community coordination with more than one partner will be considered an asset.

“The Board feels that it is vital to children and their families in need to offer the Child Poverty Reduction Reinvestment fund to partner organizations throughout the District. The funding helps to ensure that youth have barrier-free opportunities within their community and that all youth experience equity and inclusion, regardless of their family’s income. Affordability should not be an obstacle for young people to participate in programs that help them thrive in their community,” says Fred Mota, Board Chair of the KDSB.

Organizations and groups that intend to submit a proposal for 2024 may do so by visiting kdsb.on.ca to obtain an application form or by requesting a form from feedback@kdsb.on.ca. Proposal applications are due on Thursday, February 22, 2024, by 4:00 pm.

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