London, ON – On Tuesday, June 18, United Way Elgin Middlesex will welcome members
of the London for All Leadership Table to a grant presentation and discussion about
evaluating the three year poverty reduction project. The event takes place at 5:45
p.m. at London Central Library, Stevenson & Hunt meeting room.
London for All, led by United Way Elgin Middlesex, has convened more than 150 individuals
and organizations to implement a series of recommendations developed to end poverty
in London in a generation.
The $48,000 Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) grant will be used to monitor and
assess the outcomes of the project and evaluate the effectiveness of the project's
leadership and accountability structure.
At the event, Local MPP Terence Kernaghan and a representative from OTF will congratulate
United Way staff and the London for All volunteers on progress to date and highlight
how London for All is already making a difference in the community.
"We have already successfully implemented more than half of the recommendations
set out in the 2016 report. This work has improved the daily lives of Londoners
living in poverty," says Kelly Ziegner, CEO, United Way Elgin Middlesex, speaking
about the London for All project and its impact on the community. "The funding from
OTF will provide our community with data and insights so that we can fully understand
the effectiveness of the project."
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one
of Canada's leading granting foundations. OTF awarded more than $120 million to
some 700 projects this year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.
About United Way Elgin Middlesex
United Way brings together donor dollars, volunteers and partner agencies to invest
in programs, services and community-building initiatives that give people the opportunity
to build a better life, right here at home. As the largest non-government funder
of social services in Elgin and Middlesex counties, we invest in 92 programs at
54 partner agencies and serve a region of more than half a million people. Donations
stay 100% local, always.