Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network Receives Significant Boost

Written by admin, July 24, 2013

July 24, 2013 – The Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network (PPRN) and its seven collaborative partners launched a major new initiative to address poverty in Peterborough City and County today, thanks to a three-year $224,700 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.   Jeff Leal, MPP for Peterborough, joined Andrea Cohen Barrack, OTF CEO, in congratulating the Network at a launch event today.

“The Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network continues to effectively address the issues of poverty in thePeterboroughand surrounding areas.  I am pleased to hear that with the help of the Ontario Trillium Foundation they will continue to strengthen and build on their target of reducing poverty in our community.”  Jeff Leal, MPPPeterborough

“PPRN is very appreciative of the opportunity this grant provides to strengthen our collaborative efforts to reduce poverty in Peterborough City and County, “ said Stephen Kylie, Chair of the Network. “We plan to use the grant to engage a wide range of organizations and individuals to work together for effective action.”

Originally formed in 2008, PPRN currently involves over 60 agencies and dozens of volunteers in seven different Work Groups which address issues such as income, food and housing security, as well as employment, and neighbourhood development.

Learn More:

  • For more information about the PPRN, visit
    • For more information about  the Ontario Trillium Foundation, visit

A leading grant-maker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.


For further information, please contact:
Stephen Kylie Chair, Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network