Poverty Free Saskatchewan launches “Let’s Do Something About Poverty” campaign

October 18, 2010

“Poverty still exists in Saskatchewan and remains a serious problem that affects us all.”  This is the message of Let’s Do Something About Poverty, a discussion document authored by Poverty Free Saskatchewan (PFS) and due to be released in Regina on October 18th.

PFS is a new network of individuals and organizations working toward poverty elimination.  The mission of PFS is to advance the well-being of all Saskatchewan individuals, families and communities by promoting the development and adoption of effective, measurable and timely policies and programs to eliminate poverty in Saskatchewan. PFS members believe that poverty elimination requires wide ranging involvement and commitment from many stakeholders.

Let’s Do Something about Poverty outlines the current situation in Saskatchewan regarding economic inequality and the extent of poverty in the province. This document is intended to inspire conversations around the province. We are certain Let’s Do Something about Poverty will encourage a renewed dialogue on poverty and foster new and innovative proposals and solutions .

PFS recognizes there have been anti-poverty groups working hard for decades in all regions of our province. We intend to build on this work by supporting the development of a province-wide anti-poverty coalition. Currently, a variety of groups are already involved in PFS including the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Saskatchewan office, Regina Anti-Poverty Network, Saskatoon Anti-Poverty Coalition, Social Policy Research Unit at the University of Regina Faculty of Social Work, the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers, and the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association.

For more information contact:

Sydney Bell, Saskatoon, [email protected]
phone: 306-655-5383 or 306-227-2584

Kirk Englot, Regina, [email protected]
phone: 306-757-6675 ext. 233

Simon Enoch, Regina, [email protected]
phone: 306-924-3372